Dr. Vikas Kumar and his team will be involved in a new EU project, which is named MERLON (Merging scientific evidence with regulatory practices and leveraging identification of endocrine disruptors using new approach methodologies) and will be coordinated by the Technical University of Denmark [DTU].


There will be 11 prominent EU institutions participating: (1) Technical University of Denmark, Denmark DTU, 2) Vrije Universiteit, Netherland VUA, 3) Karolinska Institute, Sweden KI, 4) Research Institute For Environmental And Occupational Health, France IRSET, 5) The Capital Region of Denmark, Denmark REGIONH, 6) University of Lieg, Belgium ULIEGE, 7) Pere Virgili Institute for Health Research, Spain IISPV, 8) National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Netherland RIVM, 9) University of Cordoba, Spain UCO, 10) Health and Environment Alliance, Belgium HEAL, and 11) Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Norway NIVA).


The project will last 5 years and it will start from December 2023. MERLON is focused on endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) by developing the adverse outcome pathway (AOP) framework, especially quantitative AOP networks, and increasing the availability of human-relevant new approach methodologies (NAMs) to bridge the gap between science and policy needed to advance regulatory decision making and reduce health impacts of EDCs. Therefore, the focused endpoint will be reproductive toxicity after exposure to EDCs.
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The Erasmus + Project “DISCERN-A customised Digital Space to Foster Circular Economy Entrepreneurship with SMEs” has released the fourth newsletter. We invite you to read it in Spanish or English by clicking on this news.

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EUROTOX Congress 2023, which took place in September 10-13, was the scenario where Prof. José L. Domingo, Emeritus Professor and co-Founder of TecnATox, received the 2023 EUROTOX Merit Award.

This Award, created by the Federation of European Toxicologists and European Societies of Toxicology, is presented annually to recognize professionals with a distinguished career in European toxicology. In this particular case, it was based on his professional career and his contributions in the field, as well as his extensive list of European and International publications.

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September is World Alzheimer's Month, and every year World Alzheimer's Day takes place on 21 September. A couple of days before, on 19 September, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Associació d’Alzheimer i Altres Trastorns Neurocognitius de Reus i Baix Camp and Institut Lerín Neurocognitive, will organize a meeting to highlight the impact of Alzheimer's Disease in the society and the importance to conduct research on this field.

Two researchers of TecnAtox have been invited by the organization of the meeting, which will take place at the School of Medicine (Reus). Dr. Mònica Bulló, Professor of Nutrition and Metabolism and  ICREA Academia Researcher, will present the conference Nutrition and lifestyle in the onset and progression of deterioration cognitive and dementias. Afterwards, Dr. Margarita Torrente, Professor of Psychobiology will do a conference entitled Research on risk factors in dementia: the role of the microbiota (DEMBIOTA project).


The full program can be uploaded here.

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TecnATox will lead one of the 5 technical working groups of experts associated with the Spanish Permanent Interministerial Commission for Human biological health surveillance (CIBMH).

The Technical Working Groups will be multidisciplinary and will address the complexity that human biomonitoring studies require. They will have the participation of scientific experts of recognized prestige from the autonomous communities, the academic field, public research organizations and other institutions.

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