H2020 MERFISH

"Build a lasting research network to answer emerging challenges in analytical chemistry, food safety, trophic transfer, fish nutrition and environmental and human health related to the global mercury issue"

Merfish Overview

Understanding of the source, transport, fate and effects of mercury (Hg) from fish to humans and the detoxification role of selenium (Se).

The project will help establish new guidelines for aquaculture feeding practices to avoid fish contamination with Hg toxic forms and to insure proper bio-assimilation of its antagonist, Se.

Project Partners

Specific research objectives

Combination of multidisciplinary expertness in order to contribute to deal with environmental, health, socioeconomic and food safety issues associated to mercury pollution.

Gather new knowledge about Hg and Se mechanisms in fish and humans

Development of pioneer analytical approaches to study Hg and Se in living organisms

Source apportionment and trophic transfer assessment of Hg and Se in commonly consumed wild farmed fish from Europe, Arctic, Africa and the Amazon.

Advance the understanding of Hg and Se interactions in humans and their impact on human health

Contribution to set nutritional strategies towards sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture

Combination of multidisciplinary expertness in order to contribute to deal with environmental, health, socioeconomic and food safety issues associated to mercury pollution.

Gather new knowledge about Hg and Se mechanisms in fish and humans

Development of pioneer analytical approaches to study Hg and Se in living organisms

Source apportionment and trophic transfer assessment of Hg and Se in commonly consumed wild farmed fish from Europe, Arctic, Africa and the Amazon.

Advance the understanding of Hg and Se interactions in humans and their impact on human health

Contribution to set nutritional strategies towards sustainable development of fisheries and aquaculture

Methodology for scientific objectives achievement

Training and knowledge transfer activities in the field of analytical chemistry and aquaculture. Special attention will be paid to enhance career perspectives of the participants

Disseminate scientific results in Open access journals and international conferences and communicate the outputs to stakeholders and policymakers of food safety and aquaculture

Development and strengthen of new and lasting research collaborations

Promotion of gender equality in the frame of the network and focus on new generation of researchers

Civil society engagement through information and education to help on gaining environmental consciousness linking their acts with the resulting environmental/health impact

Training and knowledge transfer activities in the field of analytical chemistry and aquaculture. Special attention will be paid to enhance career perspectives of the participants

Disseminate scientific results in Open access journals and international conferences and communicate the outputs to stakeholders and policymakers of food safety and aquaculture

Development and strengthen of new and lasting research collaborations

Promotion of gender equality in the frame of the network and focus on new generation of researchers

Civil society engagement through information and education to help on gaining environmental consciousness linking their acts with the resulting environmental/health impact

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