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Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (10/11/2012 02.26)

Food contamination by environmental toxic pollutants: study of persistent organic contaminants by mass spectrometry

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Environmental toxic pollutants (ETPs) are food contaminants associated with mutagenic and/or carcinogenic activity. Epidemiologic studies have demonstrated that one third of tumours are food related. Among ETPs, the persistent organic pollutants (POPs) are of great interest because of their wide spread into water, soil and food chain causing damage to environment and human health even very far from their emission source. International agreement (Stockholm convention, 2004) has been adopted in order to reduce their emission. Mass spectrometry is the structural and analytical approach to indentify POPs in food matrices and to study both in vitro and in vivo their mechanism of toxicity in order to identify markers of exposure. The aim of this project is to set up a differential proteomic approach using selected cell lines for the identification of proteins expressed after their exposition to POPs of interest and the evaluation of these proteins as exposure biomoarkers

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Research Fields

Medical sciences

Programme Description
Number of awards per year1
Annual budget19367
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Fellowship's Details
Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
Total amount per fellowship per year19367
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli

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Caserta - Italy