The workshop will be on line due to the pandemic situation.
The event will be held on the Teams Platform.
Admission is free of charge.A registration would be appreciated but is not required
For registration, please send an email with your name and contact information to:
The phasing-out and substitution of risky chemicals is one central objective of the European chemical policy. The LIFE VERMEER project contributes to this objective by providing tools for human and environmental risk assessment for chemicals, which combine hazard evaluation with exposure assessment.
The workshop will provide an overview on capabilities and the field of application of the developed tools covering predictive approaches for physico-chemical and toxicological properties of chemicals using QSAR-models and models to estimate their environmental fate as well as the uptake and effect in environmental organisms and humans.
Special focus will be put on the developed Sphera-Tools combing those different approaches in order to allow users to conduct risk assessments for specific scenarios.
Participants will be guided to take hands on the tools.
The training will specifically provide guidance on the SpheraFCM (food contact material) and SpheraDispersants (marine oil fate) by presenting a model case for each tool.
The workshop will be held using MS Teams and is free of charge.
If you have any questions, please contact by email to:
|10:00||Emilio Benfenati, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri" IRCCS
The LIFE-VERMEER project in a nutshell.
|10:20||Gianluca Selvestrel, Istituto di Ricerche Farmacologiche "Mario Negri" IRCCS
Modelling physico-chemical and toxicological properties of chemicals using QSARmodels implemented in VEGA.
|10:40||Philippe Ciffroy, EDF
From the river to the liver - Modelling the fate of chemicals from the environment to the human body using Merlin-Expo
|11:30||Artur Radomyski, formerly BfR
Training on the tool 1: Environmental risk assessment scenario - Chemical fate in a simple aquatic ecosystem
|14.00||Philippe Ciffroy, EDF. Birgit Mertens, Sciensano.
Training on the tool 2: Human health risk assessment – Migration and hazards of chemicals present in food contact materials
|16:00||End of the workshop|