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Training course on mixture toxicity in the frame of the STAR project
2013-06-06 - Training courses

[ September 30-October 3, 2013 - SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium ]

The Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN as Academy for Nuclear Science and Technology is an important partner for education and training projects in Belgium as well as at international level. 

A "Training course on mixture toxicity in the frame of the STAR project" will be held from September 30 to October 3 in Mol, Belgium. Within the framework of the Network of Excellence of STAR, this workshop organized by the SCK.CEN will be a mixture of theoretical presentations and individual practical calculation sessions.

The workshop is open for researchers and PhD students interested in the field of radioecology and mixture toxicity.

Registration before September 15th 2013

Introduction and scope

Contaminants never occur in isolation yet legislation is still largely based on effects of single compounds. In addition, more and more data are becoming available that suggest that compounds can exert effects in organisms when present in mixtures in concentration ranges at which the single contaminants do not induce effects. The examination of combined exposures, which corresponds much more realistically to exposure conditions in the environment than the analysis of single substances, entails major methodological difficulties in the experimentation and evaluation procedure. This workshop organised in the context of the European STAR project (Strategy Towards Allied Radioecology) intends to introduce you to some of the approaches and methodologies used in studying and predicting mixture toxicity effects.

Further information, final program, registration, please follow

http://www.sckcen.be/en/Events/STAR2013

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