Idstein, Germany, 30 August 2023

As the MSCA-ITN PERFORCE3 reaches its final stages, this symposium will display the research carried out by its 15 PhD students. Three general areas of PFAS research will be covered in thematic sessions: “Analytical Tools and Exposure science”, “Toxicology and epidemiology”, and “Solutions”. This symposium precedes the FLUOROS 2023 symposium (see further details below).


Invited Speakers

Catalyzing the Market Transition away from PFAS
Anna Lennquist (International Chemical Secretariat – ChemSec, Sweden)

European PFAS Regulation: Past, Future and its Connection to Research
Lena Vierke (German Environment Agency – UBA, Germany)

Analytical Tools and Exposure Science

PFAS Prioritisation in Suspect Screening Analysis
Silvia Hupcejová Dudášová (Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany)

Fluorine Mass Balance and Non-Target Screening of PFAS in Marine Mammals
Mélanie Lauria (Stockholm University, Sweden)

Presence and Concentrations of Replacement Fluorosurfactant Processing Aids and Other PFAS in the Air Downwind of Fluoropolymer Production Plants
Joost Dalmijn (Stockholm University, Sweden)

Fate and Properties of Alternative and Unknown PFAS in the Drinking Water Cycle
Mohammad Sadia (University of Amsterdam, The Nethelands)

Dermal Uptake of PFAS
Oddný Ragnarsdóttir (University of Birmingham, UK)

Toxicology and Epidemiology

Impact of PFAS on Lipid Metabolism in Human Hepatocytes Model
Ana Carolina Coelho (UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, Norway)Faezeh Sadrabadi Haghighi (German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany), Lackson Kashobwe (Vrije Universiteit  Amsterdam, The Netherlands) and Lars Brunken (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)

Human Exposure to PFAS and Organofluorine Compounds in Northern Norway
Lara Cioni (Norwegian Institute for Air Research – NILU, Norway)


Integrated treatment of PFAS in existing water treatment plants – scoping the potential of foam partitioning
Sanne Smith (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden)

Remediation of highly PFAS contaminated sites – One challenge multiple approaches
Björn Bonnet (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden) and Michel Hubert (Norwegian Geotechnical Institute – NGI, Norway)

Finding a way out? A comprehensive study about the environmental fate of novel fluorinated prototype chemicals
Viktória Licul-Kucera (Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Germany)

Are Analysis of Alternative Methods Suitable for PFAS?
Rachel London (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)



The PERFORCE3 PFAS symposium (30 August 2023) is organized as part of  the FLUOROS 2023 – An International Symposium on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) in Idstein, Germany from 31 August to 1 September 2023.

Participation in the PERFORCE3 symposium is free for participants of FLUOROS 2023 but registration is compulsory.

Note: limited number of seats (registration on a first-come, first served basis).

Deadline for registration: 15 June 2023

For more information and to register: