One partner from Luxembourg and three partners from France collaborate in the research project ECOTREE (Ecotoxicology of Rare Earth Elements in Aquatic Systems): Laboratoire interdisciplinaire des environnements continentaux (LIEC), Laboratoire Réactions et Génie des Procédés (LRGP), Laboratoire Mer, Molécules, Santé (MMS) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST).

Financial support

The Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR) and the Agence Nationale de la Recherche (ANR) support ECOTREE European research project. 

ECOTREE partners

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a mission-driven Resarch and Technology Organization (RTO) that develops advanced technologies and delivers innovative products and services to industry and society. As a major engine of the diversification and growth of Luxembourg's economy through innovation, LIST supports the deployment of a number of solutions to a wide range range of sectors, including energy, IT, telecommuications, environment, agriculture, and advanced manufacturing at national and European level. Thanks to its location in an exceptional collaborative environment, namely the Belval Innovation Campus, LIST accelerates time to market by maximizing syergies with different actors, including the university, the national funding agency and industrial clusters.

The primary objective of the Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Continental Environments (LIEC) is to understand the functionning of continental environments strongly impacted by human activity, in order to contribute to their rehabilitation. In this purpose, LIEC implement an interdisciplinary research, allying the concepts and methods of environmental mineralogy, soil science, microbial ecology, colloidal physicochemistry, ecotoxicology, functional ecology. LIEC is administrated by two entities, the CNRS (National Scientific Research Center), and the University of Lorraine in 3 locations in Metz and Nancy.


The Laboratory Reactions and Process Engineering (LRGP) is a Joint Research Unit CNRS-UL (UMR 7274). Its general scientific objective concerns the study of processes taken as a whole and their complexity. The LRGP develops scientific and technological knowledge necessary for the design, study, conduct and optimization of complex physico-chemical and biological transformation processes, matter and energy. The research concerns chemical engineering as a whole: study of coupled processes of matter, heat and flow transfer, kinetics and thermodynamics, physical chemistry and biology. Interactions and complex interdependencies between processes are considered at different spatio-temporal scales.

The Mer, Molécules, Santé lab (MMS EA2160) aims to improve our knowledge of marine coastal and estuarine areas, in order to contribute to the integrated and sustainable management of nearshore ecosystems. Our approach is twofold and consists in i) the study of ecosystems diversity, functioning and perturbation, and ii) the valorization of marine organisms or molecules for human health or industrial value-added applications.

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