• EDA-EMERGE is a 4 year Marie Curie ITN project focused on producing young scientists with the interdisciplinary skills required to meet the major challenges in the monitoring, assessment and management of toxic pollution in EU river basins.
  • Funded by the European Commission within the 7th framework programme, EDA-EMERGE is comprised of 10 full partners and 4 associate partners from 8 European countries.
  • EDA-EMERGE is coordinated by the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research and is supported by partners from academia, private companies, research centers and regulatory bodies.
  • Project duration: October 2011 - September 2015


By integrating innovative biodiagnostic tools including in vitro tests, transgenic organisms and “omics” techniques with powerful fractionation and cutting edge analytical and computational structure elucidation tools, a new generation of effect directed analysis (EDA) approaches will be developed for the identification of emerging toxicants in European surface and drinking waters. Innovative method development by young researchers will be closely interlinked with a joint European demonstration program and higher tier EDA and extensive training courses. EDA-EMERGE fellows will learn to organize and run international and interdisciplinary sampling and monitoring campaigns and benefit from the links to industrial partners.

The following research work packages will be implemented within EDA-EMERGE:

  • Bioanalytical Tools
  • Chemical Tools
  • Hyphenated Tools
  • Simplified Protocol
  • European Demonstration Programme
  • Higher Tier EDA Study


The aim of the EDA-EMERGE network is to train a new generation of young scientists to meet the major challenges in the monitoring, assessment and management of toxicants in European surface and drinking water.

In addition to comprehensive supervision at Europe’s leading environmental research institutes, EDA-EMERGE offers its fellows multi-disciplinary training and courses at private water companies and regulatory bodies, highlighted by the involvement of fellows in monitoring and assessment of actual EU wide programs such as the European Demonstration Programme.


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EDA-EMERGE Newsletter



27 Oct 2014, EDA-EMERGE, LC2 - Film course, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Agenda Film course

28 Oct 2014, EDA-EMERGE, Statistic course, RWTH Aachen, Germany

29 Oct 2014, EDA-EMERGE, SC7 - Gene arrays, RWTH Aachen, Germany

Agenda Gene array course

4 Dec 2014, EDA-EMERGE, SC10, Rome, Italy

4 Dec 2014, EDA-EMERGE, LC3, Rome, Italy

5 Dec 2014, EDA-EMERGE, PM7, Rome, Italy

29 to 30 June 2015, EDA-EMERGE PhD conference, Leipzig, Germany

1 July 2015, EDA-EMERGE Project Meeting, Leipzig, Germany


Marie Curie ITN EU-FP7 project