Current and Recently Finished Third-Party Funded Projects
ECHA tender "FET for REACH" 2015
Theme: "Analysis of the relevance and adequateness of using Fish Embryo Acute Toxicity (FET) Test Guidance (OECD 236) to fulfil the information requirements and addressing concerns under REACH".
3 UFZ Departments. Principal investigator: S. Scholz (Bioanalytical Ecotoxicology)
BMBF Joint Research Project ProHapTox 2015-2018
Theme: "Development of a reactivity based testing strategy for detecting the skin sensitization potential of elektrophilic and pro-elektrophilic industrial chemicals within the framework of the chemical regulation REACH without animal tests".
2 Partners. Principal investigator: G. Schüürmann. UFZ principal investigator: Dr. Alexander Böhme
BfR Grant CompuSens 2014-2016
Theme: "Development of a computer based consensus model for the predictive assessment of the dermal and respiratory sensitisation potential of organic chemicals in the framework of REACH – CompuSens".
Principal investigator: G. Schüürmann.
UBA Project on Potential Endocrine Disruptors 2014-2017
Theme: "REACH - In silico screening for potential endocrine disruptors".
2 Partners. Principal investigator: G. Schüürmann.
CEFIC-LRI Project NER 2014-2016
Theme: "Computer based prediction of the formation of Non-Extractable Residues (NER) of xenobiotics and their metabolites in soils and sediments with regard to their environmental hazard".
3 Partners. Principal investigator: G. Schüürmann.
Further information: Project description at CEFIC-LRI.
DBU Doctoral Scholarship KonsIstenS 2013-2016
Theme: "Construction of a computational consensus model for the in-silico toxicological assessment of the sensitization potential of organic chemicals within the context of REACH".
Scholar: M. Hillebrand.
Supervisor: G. Schüürmann.
EU Project (7th Framework) SOLUTIONS 2013-2018
Theme: "Solutions for present and future emerging pollutants in land and water resources management".
39 Partners. Coordinator: Dr. Werner Brack (UFZ Department of Effect-Directed Analysis). 3 UFZ departments involved.
Further information: SOLUTIONS homepage.
EU Project (7th Framework) MODERN 2013-2015
Theme: "Modeling the environmental and human health effects of nanomaterials".
7 Partners. Coordinator: Prof. Francesc Giralt (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Departament d'Enginyeria Química, BioCenit Research Lab, Tarragona, Spanien). UFZ principal investigator: G. Schüürmann.
Further information: MODERN homepage.
EU Coordination Action (7th Framework) HEROIC 2011-2014
Theme: "Health and Environmental Risks: Organisation, Integration and Crossfertilisation of Scientific Knowledge".
9 Partners. Coordinator: Dr. Martin Wilks (University of Basel, Swiss Centre for Applied Human Toxicology, Switzerland). UFZ principal investigator: G. Schüürmann.
Further information: HEROIC homepage.
AiF Project FORMULA 2011-2014
Theme: "Development of a software based method to ecotoxicologically optimize recipes for chemical products and plastics".
Cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology, Oberhausen, Germany (FhG UMSICHT), Contact: Dr.-Ing. Torsten Müller. UFZ principal investigator: G. Schüürmann.
UBA Project on Biomagnification 2011-2014
Theme: "Advancements of the criteria for bioaccumulation under REACH".
3 Partners. UFZ is sub-contractor of the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, Schmallenberg, Germany (FhG IME). Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Christian Schlechtriem (FhG IME). UFZ principal investigator: G. Schüürmann.
UBA Project on Bioaccumulation 2011-2014
Theme: "Investigation of non-lipid based bioaccumulation behaviour of compounds".
4 Partners. UFZ is sub-contractor of the Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology, Schmallenberg, Germany (FhG IME). Principal investigators: Prof. Dr. Christian Schlechtriem (FhG IME) and Dr. Monika Nendza (Analytisches Laboratorium für Umweltuntersuchungen und Auftragsforschung, Luhnstedt, Germany). UFZ principal investigator: G. Schüürmann.