TRISK is now open for application

The new European Toxicology Risk Assessment Training Programme –TRISK is now open for application.

The objective of the training programme is to provide a comprehensive training in toxicological risk assessment that serves as a model for future European training in risk assessment for accredited European risk assessors.

The training programme is intended for individuals who have previous training or experience in toxicology and who would like to pursue a career in risk assessment in Europe in industry, regulatory authorities, consultancy or academia.

The training programme includes eight 1-week-long course modules and an 450 hour-long applied training at an institution performing risk assessments.

The training programme is organised by TRISK, a project that is funded by the European Union, in the framework of the Second Programme of Community Action in the field of Health (2008-2013).

Five European universities and one research consortium are partners in the TRISK project: University of Milan, Italy, University of Surrey, UK, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, University of Düsseldorf, Germany, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, Technoalimenti SCpA, Italy.

For more information and application procedure see the attached documents and the following websites, (choose TRISK in the menu) (available from July 2009).

Application deadline is September 30, 2009.

Contact person: Johanna Zilliacus, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. E-mail:

Johanna Zilliacus PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Biosciences and Nutrition
Division of Medical Nutrition
Karolinska Institutet
Novum, SE-141 86 Huddinge, Sweden
Tel. +46 8 58583737
Fax. +46 8 7116659