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LRI Innovative Science Award 2016: Competition is closed!

Are you a rebel thinker? Do you have a good idea? Make it come alive!

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), in conjunction with the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), the Association of European Toxicologists and European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX), the International Society of Exposure Sciences (ISES) and Chemical Week, is offering a 100.000€ award to support promising new research in the field of novel approaches to the characterisation of molecular initiating events, or other key events, in pathways of human and environmental toxicity.

In 2012 the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) launched a programme for the definition of Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) as analytical constructs that describe series of linked events that are causally related and that lead to an adverse health outcome/environmental effect at the tissue, organismal or population level. Such AOPs characteristically describe molecular initiating events (MIE) and other subsequent key events on the pathway to an adverse outcome.

We are seeking innovative research, focused either on human health or environmental safety, that is pioneering new approaches to identifying and characterising MIE and other key events/biomarkers relevant for important new AOPs.

The objective of this LRI Award is to stimulate innovative research, ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking and new approaches which will advance the development and application of new and existing data in the assessment of chemical safety.

The research should be complementary to the Long-range Research Initiative’s (LRI) objectives, a chemical industry funded programme that aims at enhancing scientific knowledge to help protect health and the environment. More information is available on the LRI website www.cefic-lri.org (see “About LRI”)

The award is intended for a European-based scientist with less than ten years post-doctoral experience. Active involvement in interdisciplinary research, current academic track record, and access to appropriate networks will be considered in the selection.

The LRI Innovative Science Award will be officially presented at the LRI Annual Workshop on 16 November 2016. The 2016 Awardee will be expected to present the results of his/her research supported by the Award at the LRI Annual Workshop in November 2017.

Deadline for applications: 18 MARCH 2016

The presentation of the three finalists and the selection of the winner will take place in Brussels on 6 June 2016.

To find out more about this year’s topic, go to Apply for the Award. For instructions and eligibility, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

If you still have questions, feel free to send an e-mail to lri@cefic.be

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