Skip to main content

Engineered nanomaterial mechanisms of interactions with living systems and the environment: a universal framework for safe nanotechnology

Objective

The NanoMILE project is conceived and led by an international elite of scientists from the EU and US with the aim to establish a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms of nanomaterial interactions with living systems and the environment, and uniquely to do so across the entire life cycle of nanomaterials and in a wide range of target species. Identification of critical properties (physico-chemical descriptors) that confer the ability to induce harm in biological systems is key to allowing these features to be avoided in nanomaterial production (“safety by design”). Major shortfalls in the risk analysis process for nanomaterials are the fundamental lack of data on exposure levels and the environmental fate and transformation of nanomaterials, key issues that this proposal will address, including through the development of novel modelling approaches. A major deliverable of the project will be a framework for classification of nanomaterials according to their impacts, whether biological or environmental, by linking nanomaterial-biomolecule interactions across scales (sub-cellular to ecosystem) and establishing the specific biochemical mechanisms of interference (toxicity pathway).

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2012-LARGE-6
See other projects for this call

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 484 724,85
Administrative Contact
May Chung (Ms.)

Participants (28)

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 659 343
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Natascha Kindsvogel (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 586 688
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Donal Doolan (Prof.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 610 161
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carole Signoret (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 568 116
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
David Walker (Mr.)
EIDGENOSSISCHE MATERIALPRUFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 253 704
Address
Ueberlandstrasse 129
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Knechtle Roland (Dr.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 258 538
Address
Uberlandstrasse 133
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Laura Klein (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 252 746
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Serge Stoll (Dr.)
RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEID EN MILIEU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 459 011
Address
Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
3721 MA Bilthoven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Flemming Cassee (Prof.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 517 260
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enda Clarke (Dr.)
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 240 000
Address
Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joachim Rädler (Prof.)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Address
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David Avery (Mr.)
DUKE UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Allen Building 207
27708 Durham Nc
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Rebecca Dupre (Ms.)
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin De Geest (Mr.)
DET NATIONALE FORSKNINGSCENTER FORARBEJDSMILJO
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 404 880
Address
Lerso Parkalle 105
2100 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Andreas Tang (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 206 785
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Noble (Ms.)
INSTITUT FUR UMWELTMEDIZINISCHE FORSCHUNG AN DER HEINRICH-HEINE-UNIVERSITAT DUSSELDORF GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 253 920
Address
Auf M Hennekamp 50
40225 Duesseldorf
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Roel Schins (Dr.)
VITROCELL SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 152 499
Address
Fabrik Sonntag 3
79183 Waldkirch
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tobias Krebs (Mr.)
NOVAMECHANICS LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 353 640
Address
Digeni Akrita 51
1070 Nicosia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Antreas Afantitis (Dr.)
NANO4IMAGING GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 274 000
Address
Pauwelsstrasse 17
52074 Aachen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Volker Sauerbaum (Mr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 189 200
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Damjana Drobne (Prof.)
PROMETHEAN PARTICLES LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 225 600
Address
1-3 Genesis Park, Midland Way
NG7 3EF Nottingham
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alexandra Reid (Dr.)
EUROFINS AGROSCIENCE SERVICES ECOCHEM GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 144 378
Address
Eutinger Strasse 24
75223 Niefern Oschelbronn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jutta Muether-Paul (Dr.)
EUROPEAN RISK & RESILIENCE INSTITUTE (EU-VRI) EWIV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 371 200
Address
Fangelsbachstrasse 14
70178 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olivier Salvi (Mr.)
BASF SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Carl Bosch Strasse 38
67063 Ludwigshafen Am Rhein
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karin Wiench (Dr.)
BIOMAX INFORMATICS AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 249 450
Address
Robert Koch Strasse 2
82152 Planegg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dieter Maier (Dr.)
ATTANA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 250 000
Address
Grev Tureg 14 3 1/2 Tr
114 46 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Teodor Aastrup (Dr.)
NANOSIGHT LIMITED

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 48 930,50
Address
London Road Minton Park
SP4 7RT Wiltshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
John Patrick Hole (Dr.)
MALVERN PANALYTICAL LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 85 204,65
Address
Grovewood Road Enigma Business Park
WR14 1XZ Malvern
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Patrick Hole (Dr.)