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

July 10, 2021

The lasting presence of PFAS in humans and the environment calls for improved and extensive toxicological assessment of short and long term health-effects

  By Lars Brunken Many per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are highly stable and mobile, which allows them to distribute widely in humans and the environment and to stay there for a long time. We are all exposed to PFAS through our environment, the food we eat and the water we drink. While this in itself […]

June 5, 2021

PERFORCE3 Webinar 4: Evaluation of mixture effects in the context of toxicology testing

On June 1, 2021 the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) organized a PERFORCE3 webinar entitled “Evaluation of mixture effects in the context of toxicology testing”, featureing Dr. Jimmy Alacran (BfR). A recording of the event can be found below.   Abstract Humans are constantly exposed to chemical mixtures through food, water, air or […]

May 17, 2021

PERFORCE3 Webinar 3: The total oxidizable precursor assay (TOPA): From research to regulation

Around 60 participants tuned in on May 12, 2021 to watch the PERFORCE3 webinar “The total oxidizable precursor assay (TOPA): From research to regulation” featuring Dr. Dorte Herzke (NILU), Lara Cioni (NILU) and Dr. Lena Vierke (UBA). The event consisted of short presentations followed by a lively discussion between the panellists and the audience. A […]

// Upcoming events

27
Sep

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
29
Sep

PERFORCE3 Fellow-only meeting II

NILU - Norsk institutt for Luftforskning, Hjalmar Johansens gate, Tromsø, Norway, UiT/NILU
29
Sep
30
Sep

PERFORCE3 Biannual Meeting III

NILU - Norsk institutt for Luftforskning, Hjalmar Johansens gate, Tromsø, Norway, Stockholm University
01
Oct

PERFORCE3 PFAS Workshop

NILU - Norsk institutt for Luftforskning, Hjalmar Johansens gate, Tromsø, Norway, NILU – Norwegian Institute for Air Research

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