Horizon 2020

PER and polyfluorinated alkyl substances towards the Future Of Research and its Communication in Europe 3

// state-of-the-art techniques

PFAS encompass a large and diverse class of over 4700 substances which are challenging to determine analytically. PERFORCE3 will develop and apply novel methods that can be used to detect and quantify a wide range of PFAS, in particular those with the potential to form persistent end products. 

// high quality training

The ITN PERFORCE3 brings together world experts in a range of disciplines (physical, synthetic, environmental and analytical chemistry, pharmacokinetics, epidemiology, toxicology, remediation science and chemical policy) with state-of-the-art technologies to provide high quality doctoral training and research environments to 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs)

// Innovative solutions

PERFORCE3 will investigate novel and innovative solutions to PFAS contamination problems, including (i) alternative biodegradable fluorinated surfactants, (ii) new technologies to remove PFASs from contaminated soil, water, infrastructure and waste, and (iii) more effective PFAS policy recommendations.

// Innovative Training Network

The ITN (Innovative Training Network) PERFORCE3 (PER and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs) towards the Future Of Research and its Communication in Europe 3) is a Europe-wide multi-partner doctoral research training programme in the field of PFASs contaminants coordinated by Stockholm University and funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under its Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

// News

March 5, 2021

PFAS and the skin

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), known as “forever” chemicals are found in many products that come in contact with our skin. Can these hazardous chemicals enter our bodies through the skin? Oddný Ragnarsdóttir The skin is the body’s largest organ, and its main purpose is to protect the rest of the body from the environment. […]

February 1, 2021

PERFORCE3 Webinar 2: Professor Jennifer Field

Around 60 participants tuned in on January 26, 2021 to watch the PERFORCE3 webinar “Curious Incidences of PFAS at Environmental Interfaces Impacted by Aqueous Film Forming Foams” by Professor Jennifer Field. Please see below for a recording of her lecture.   Abstract Many per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are surface-active-agents, designed to impart properties of […]

October 22, 2020

Coordinator Ian Cousins interviewed on Talking PFAS Podcast

Coordinator Ian Cousins was interviewed by the Talking PFAS PodCast. The main theme of the podcast was to discuss Prof. Cousins’ research on PFAS, especially with regard to the essential use concept.  The essential use concept was recently incorporated into the European Commission’s Chemicals Strategy and “Action Plan on PFAS”. Prof. Cousins also used the […]

// Upcoming events


PERFORCE3 ATC5 - Epidemiological principles and statistical methods

Online Course, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway

PERFORCE3 Biannual Meeting II

Virtual meeting, Stockholm University

PERFORCE3 ATC6 - Advanced instrumental analysis in human exposure studies

NILU - Norsk institutt for Luftforskning, Hjalmar Johansens gate, Tromsø, Norway, Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ

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