22&23 MARS 2022 [ON ZOOM]
The European guidelines on risk assessment of chemicals have recently been amended (pesticides and biocides directives) in order to improve their ecological realism while limiting the use of tests on laboratory animals.
These new official texts all recommend the use of appropriate mathematical and statistical modeling tools for cognitive and predictive purposes.
Participants will learn to use MOSAIC, through a step-by-step guidance based on concrete practical examples. The objectives of this training are primarily to :
understand the issues of modeling as a tool for environmental risk assessment (ERA) related to the presence of xenobiotics;
know how to determine for a given species/substance combination critical effect concentrations on life history traits classically collected according to standard experimental protocols (e.g. for the constitution of marketing authorization dossiers for new molecules).
– Basic knowledge of statistics;
– Notions of standardized bioassays in biology or ecotoxicology, whether in a research or regulatory setting.
– Two-year technical degree (BAC+2)