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Previous STSMs

1 call for STSMs in GP1 (1st call of the Action):

  • 01/03/2022 to 31/10/2022

2 calls for STSMs in GP2 (2nd and 3nd call of the Action):

  • 01/01/2023 to 31/05/2023
  • 01/06/2023 to 31/10/2023


Briefs os previous STSMs

Title of STSM
Home institution
STSM period
Host institution
Host supervisor
Nina Maria Ainali
Testing analytical methods for low µm range microplastics (spICP-MS) and nanoplastics (FFF-UV-MALS)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
April 18 to May 15
Flemish Institute for Technological Research, Mol, Belgium
Milica Velimirovic
Balla Alexia
Determine chemical composition of the deposited microplastic items in the sediments of the Tisza River.
University of Szeged, Hungary
April 24 to April 29 2023
Faculty of Technology, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Ivan Ristic 
Nigar Alkan
New Trends on Training of Microplastic Analysis in Sediment, Water and Biota
Karadeniz Technical University, trabzon, Turkey
Sept. 1 to Sept. 30 2022
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, Irland
Liam Morrison
Wajid Ali
Assessing the toxicity and vector roles of Bio-based and Petroleum-based microplastics on model specie of zooplankton
Universite de Lille, France
June 1 to June 30 2023
Department of Biological Sciences, College of Science, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon, Korea
Jae-Seong Lee
Emre Alp
Remediation, recovery and development of sustainable alternative to plastic materials
Bartın University, Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Design, Turkey
Sept. 19 to Oct. 10 2022
Institute for Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials (CNR), Pozzuoli, Italy
Mariacristina Cocca
Vaibhav Budhiraja
Comparing the Mechanical Properties of Pristine and Weathered Microplastics with Atomic Force Microscopy
National Institute of Chemistry, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Oct. 1 to Oct. 22 2023
The University of Edinburgh, Great Britain
Efthalia Chatzisymeon 
Laura Claro
Sustainable remediation of wastewater polluted by nanoplastics by catalytic AOPs
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Sept. 24 to Oct. 28 2023
Institut de Chimie et Procédés pour l’Energie, l’Environement et la Santé (ICPEES), CNRS University of Strasbourg, France
Nicolas Keller
Inta Dimante-Deimantovica
Sampling and preparing microplastic samples from long sediment cores
Latvian Institute of Aquatic Ecology, Latvia
March 20 to March 26 2023
Turku University, Department of geography and geology, Finland 
Saija Saarni 
Ioannis Efstathiadis
Microplastics extraction
National and kapodistrian university of Athens, Greece
July 4 to July 25 2022
Kristineberg Marine Research Station, Gothenburg, Sweden
Karin Mattsson
Svea Franke
Testing a workflow for the extraction and analysis of microplastics from tidal-flat sediments 
University of Bremen, Germany
Sept. 1 to Sept. 30 2022
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway, Irland
Liam Morrison
Nur Kaluc
Investigating Sub-Chronic Toxicity of Polyethylene Terephthalate Nanoplastics on Mice
Maltepe University Faculty of Medicine, Turkey
March 20 to March 26 2023
University of Florence, Italy
Amedeo Amedei
Martin Kizovský
Advanced Raman microspectroscopy techniques for nanoplastics detection in aquatic environments
Institute of Scientific Instruments of the CAS, brno, Czech Republic
Sept. 12 to Oct. 2 2022
Istituto per I Processi Chimico-Fisici (CNR)l, Messina, Italy
Pietro G. Gucciardi
Areti Kokkinomagoula
Isolation and characterization of microplastics from wastewater
Universiy of Crete, Greece
March 12 to March 19 2023
University of La Laguna,Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Javier Hernández-Borges
Stefania Koutsourea
Linking microplastic pollution with geochemical data to determine overall anthropogenic impact on soils
National and Kapodistrian university of Athens, Greece
Aug. 28 to Sept. 16 2023
University of Gothenburg, Department of Marine Sciences, Fiskebäckskil, Sweden
Karin Mattsson
Ioana Marica
Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy of nanoplastics on nanostructured plasmonic substrates
National Institute for Research and Development of Isotopic and Molecular Technologies, Romania
March 5 to May 2 2023
Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy
Roberto Pilot 
Lara Mikac
Collection and analysis of microplastics in marine sediments
Rudjer Boskovic Institute, Zagreb, Croatia
June 12 to June 26 2023
SINTEF, Trondheim, Norway
Andy Booth
Milan Momcilovic
Nanoplastics elimination from model solutions by carbon materials obtained from municipal brown waste
Vinča Institute of Nuclear Sciences, Belgrade
Sept. 18 to Sept. 28 2023
Institute of Materials Science of Aragón (ICMA), Zaragosa, Spain
Scott Mitchell
Olga Novillo Sanjuan
Detection, identification and experimental studies about micro- and nano- plastics in the natural environment.
University of Valencia, Spain
Feb. 20 to March 20 2023
Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Lyngby, Denmark
Nanna Hartmann 
Andrea Paluselli
Microplastic vertical fluxes in the Arctic
Istituto di Scienze Marine (ISMAR-CNRS), Lerici, Italy
Feb. 18 to April 1 2023
Department of the Built Environment, Alborg University, Denmark 
Vianello Alvise
Ludmila Polechonska
Microplastics in estuarine sediments-interactions with trace metals and optimizing extraction procedures for vegetated sediments
University of Wroclaw, Poiland
Sept. 22 to Oct. 10 2023
Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, University of Porto, Portugal
Cristina Marisa Ribeiro de Almeida 
Bence Prikler
Correlative FTIR microscopy and Pyrolysis–gas-chromatography–mass-spectrometry analysis of microplastics
Environmental protection, Budapest, Hungary
July 30 to Aug. 6 2023
Aalborg University, Department of the Built Environment, Aalborg, Denmark
Alvise Vianello 
Lúcia Santos
Analysis of microplastics and plastic additives in environmental samples using pyrolysis-GC/MS
Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Spain
April 24 to May 2023
Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry , University of Pisa, Italy 
Francesca Modugno
Karolina Sunjog
Monitoring and sampling MPs
Institute for multidisciplinary research, Belgrade, Serbia
Sept. 1 to Sept. 30 2022
University of La Laguna,Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Javier Hernández-Borges


Workshops on STSMs

Join the 2nd workshop on PRIORITY Short Term Scientific Missions to be held on June 20, 2023. More info here.
Join the 1st workshop on PRIORITY Short Term Scientific Missions to be held on November 15, 2022 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (CET). The workshop will focus on the missions approved in the first year of our Action. To begin, the Grant Awarding Coordinator will give a brief introduction to this powerful networking tool....