A-Team

Advanced Tools For Exposure
Assessment and Biomonitoring

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ESR12 Developing non-invasive methods for monitoring human body burdens.

At VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research), ESR12 will explore the utility of non-invasive matrices like hair, saliva, blood spots and urine as biomarkers of internal exposure to a range of representative compounds targeted by A-TEAM. A secondment to the University of Antwerp (where there is substantial previous experience in this area) will provide additional training in sampling and preparation for analysis of such matrices. Concentrations of contaminants in such samples will be examined for correlation with those present in matched samples of validated biomarkers such as blood serum.

Contact: Dr. Stefan Voorspoels, VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research)

Email: Stefan.voorspoels@vito.be

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