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THE REACTIVITY AND TOXICITY OF ENGINEERED NANOPARTICLES: RISKS TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH

Objective

NanoReTox will identify the potential risks to the environment and human health posed by free engineered (i.e. manmade) nanomaterial by comprehensively addressing five key questions: (1) How does the environment into which nanoparticles are released affect their physicochemical properties and their bioreactivity? (2) How does this impact on their ability to interact with and/or penetrate mammalian and aquatic cells and organisms (bioavailability) and will bioavailability result in toxicity? (3) Is there a pattern of cellular reactivity and/or toxicity related to physicochemical properties, i.e. a hierarchy of activity? (4) What combination of conditions discovered in (1-3) above are most likely to pose a risk to human health and the environment? (5) How can this information be incorporated in a risk assessment model? We have assembled a team of experts from across the EU and the US whose combined expertise can address these questions in depth, and therefore comprehensively cover the scope of research topic NMP-2007-1.3-2 – Risk assessment of engineered nanoparticles on health and the environment.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology/nano-materials

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2007-SMALL-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM
Address
Cromwell Road
SW7 5BD London
United Kingdom
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 686 836,60
Administrative Contact
Vanessa Pike (Ms.)

Participants (11)

IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 512 888
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julie Williams (Ms.)
ROSKILDE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 326 118
Address
Universitetsvej 1
4000 Roskilde
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bjarne Clausen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE DE NICE SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS
France
EU contribution
€ 122 802
Address
Avenue Valrose 28 Grand Chateau
06100 Nice
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helene Faradji (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE L'OUEST ASSOCIATION SAINT YVES
France
EU contribution
€ 195 405
Address
Place Andre Leroy 3
49005 Angers
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Mouneyrac (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 273 228,40
Address
Barrio Sarriena S N
48940 Leioa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ione Isasa (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 387 217
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francois Rossi (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 287 550
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Antonio Raggi (Prof.)
AHAVA DEAD SEA LABORATORIES LTD
Israel
EU contribution
€ 302 189
Address
Arava Street 1
70150 Airport City
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ofer Achdut (Mr.)
KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 58 654
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR USA
United States
Address
C Street N.w. 1849
20240 Washington Dc
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Steve Ingebritsen (Dr.)
INTRINSIQ MATERIALS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 39 012
Address
Ively Road Y 25 Room G10
GU14 0LX Farnborough
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paul Reip (Dr.)