This is a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship that finances a research project of two years for Dr Chris Miles.
The goal of this project is to isolate and identify important algal toxins in the azaspiracids, okadaic acid, pectenotoxin and yessotoxin groups. In addition, Dr Miles will study how the shellfish metabolise and excrete the algal toxins. In collaboration with Norwegian and international researchers, he will also study how the various algal toxins function at the cellular and molecular levels, in order to understand their toxic effects. Another important goal of the project is to develop robust chemical analysis methods to facilitate detection of the various algal toxins in shellfish.
The project (ALGETOX) is financed through the EU’s 7th Framework Programme for research and technology. This programme contributes to increased researcher mobility and collaboration in Europe. The Framework Programme also makes it possible for top researchers from other parts of the world to come to Europe and contribute to the improvement of European research. The Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship is a targeted instrument that gives international researchers just such an opportunity to work in Europe for a period.
- National Veterinary Institute, Norway
- Marine Institute, Irland http://www.marine.ie/Home/
Total cost € 289 105
EC contribution 100%