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Newsletter October 2017

NaToxAq is proud to announce that 14 out of 15 ESRs have been employed, covering 11 nationalities. At the kickoff meeting the 29th of September in Helsingør all ESRs presented outlines of their PhD projects followed by discussions with the advisory board members, partners from water works and supervisors. At the kickoff we realized the many complementary skills of the NaToxAq members, and a web of multiple interconnections between the PhD projects were depicted which shall proof its true strength in the coming years. The NaToxAq partnership has got a strong momentum, and it is time to dig deep and discover the hidden secrets on natural toxins in the environment at the interface between chemistry, biology and toxicology.

The NaToxAq project arranged it's first PhD school in Helsingør Ferieby, Denmark, on 23rd September to 3rd October. It was a very tight schedule which included the courses C1, C2, C3 (for the supervisors), S1, S2 and S3. We also had field work, excursion, Work Package coordination and secondment planning as well as our Supervisory Board meeting and kick-off event. The full program of the PhD school is available here. The event was very successfull and we wish to warmly thank all who participated and contributed and made this event possible.

There are short news stories from each of the days available on our website. Find them all here.

NaToxAq will arrange a sesssion at SETAC Europe 28th annual meeting, 13th-17th May 2018 in Rome. The session is titled 'Natural toxins and water quality' and is placed under track 3 'Environmental chemistry and exposure assessment: analysis, monitoring, fate and modeling'

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From 13 to 14 of September, a mixed group of students, lecturers, laboratory technicians and ESR7 (Vaidotas Kisielius) from the Metropolitan University College (METROPOL) in Copenhagen participated in a training event at Agilent Technologies. 

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EmCon 2018 held on 25th-28th June will cover all aspects of emerging contaminant research whilst placing focus on microplastics, nanomaterials, pharmaceuticals and personal care products, the presence of emerging contaminants in the Arctic, new analytical techniques and technologies and new emerging contaminants on the horizon. Make sure to add this event to your calendar

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Remember to check out all the new stories from 'Toxin of the week' written by the fellows and scientists from the NaToxAq network

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Copenhagen Plant Science Centre (CPSC) at Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen, is arranging a lecture entitled 'How to quantify impact and risks of biological invasions' by Professor Montserrat Vilà, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Sevilla, Spain

The lecture is held on 9th of November 2017 in Frederiksberg, Denmark

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For the 12th time Danish Water Forum invites you to an exciting day with all the new inventions, research and products from the Danish Water Sector. The Chairman for the board is Hans-Martin Friis Møller, KALFOR, from the Advisory Board of NaToxAq. At our kick-off meeting Hans-Martin encouraged the members of NaToxAq to participate.

The deadline for submission is 1st December 2017

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Our homepage will advertise for many different events which are not all arranged by NaToxAq, but which have relevance for our project. See all events here. If you want your event added to our website, please contact us (see contacts below).



Prof. Hans Chr. Bruun Hansen


Mobile: +45 24 94 26 07

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Kristine Kirkensgaard


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Sendt d. 24 October 2017