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In November 8-10, the 4th EuroMix consortium meeting was held in Tarragona. URV hosted all the participants of this H2020 project, organizing a 3-day meeting, as well as a visit to Tarraco Archaeological Site and a gala dinner.
The EuroMix project (euromixproject.eu) is a joint effort of 22 European partners and 4 non-EU affiliated partners aimed at delivering a mixture test strategy and test instruments using novel techniques as recently proposed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. TecnATox is actively involved in the project, participating in animal experimentation studies, PBPK modeling, exposure assessment and risk evaluation.
In December 8, some TecnATox researchers attended the Launch event of the European Human Biomonitoring Initiative (HBM4EU), which took place in Brussels, Belgium. HBM4EU is a joint effort of 26 countries and the European Commission, co-funded by Horizon 2020. TecnATox is one of the involved Spanish institutions, under the national coordination of the Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII).
Several researchers recently participated in a 2-day Scientific Retreat which IISPV organized at Parador de Tortosa. During the Retreat, scientists of different research groups within IISPV presented recent findings of their own projects and research lines.
Dr. Joaquim Rovira performed a nice communication entitled "Prenatal early exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors", which is part of the HEALS project. In turn, Dr. Vikas Kumar speaked about the "Application of a PBPK/PD model to understand the neurotoxicity pathway of PFOS via microRNA", being developed in HEALS and EuroMix projects.
In Nov 8, at 20 h, the 3rd edition of the URV Scientific Coffees URV cycle, is going to be started again at Cafè La Cantonada, Tarragona. Dr. Jaume Folch, member of TecnATox, will present a communication entitled "Do we suffer from what we eat?"
Abstract: Environment, diet and health. These three factors, interrelated, determine life quality in our territory. The loss of certain marine species or the air and water pollution affect the food we eat and, consequently, out health. The substitution of fatty acids from marine sources, part of the Mediterranean diet, by saturated fatty acids, has dramatic effects on human health. Actually, some scientific studies link the memory loss in elder ages with diet. In this talk we will think about the impact of life style in a city as Tarragona on the development of diseases as type 2 diabetes or Alzheimer. We will analyze how the pollution can modify how our brain works.