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Developing and implementation of a new generation of nanosafety assessment tools

Objetivo

NanoMaterials safety is of great societal concern and raises many questions for the general public, governments, industry, scientists and regulators. Identifying and controlling the hazards associated with NMs is required to ensure the safety in parallel to exploiting the technological benefits.
NANOGENTOOLS answers this challenge by creating a collaborative excellence-based knowledge exchange network that will: i) push forward knowledge via method development and pre-validation, ii) train scientists in new methodologies to assess long term nanosafety, and iii) support their inclusion in standardization and EU regulations.
NANOGENTOOLS combines toxicogenomics, proteomics, biophysics, molecular modeling, chemistry, bio/chemoinformatics to develop fast in vitro high throughput (HTS) assays, with molecular based computational models for nanotoxicity. Its objectives are to:
· Provide solutions for faster, more reliable assessment of NM toxicity and propose HTS and omics tools for predicting toxicological properties of NMs.
· Develop new bioinformatics methodologies for analyzing -omics data and create an open database in collaboration with the EU Nanosafety Cluster.
· Conduct research and training on biophysical techniques and mathematical models for accurate and fast nanotoxicity prediction.
· Build/improve the safe by design concept, demonstrated using carbon-NMs and nanosensors.
· Place our new knowledge in the context of regulations and EU roadmaps.
NANOGENTOOLS brings together cutting edge research, innovative knowledge-transfer and co-development, and cross-sectoral and cross-disciplinary secondments linking EU academic institutes/networks with industry and policy makers across 8 countries. Expected impacts include pre-validated tools for efficient cost-effective nanosafety assessment applicable to SMEs for incorporation into regulatory frameworks, and translation of knowledge via development of a CNT-based nanosensor based on safe-by-design principles.

Convocatoria de propuestas

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Régimen de financiación

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinador

UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS
Dirección
Hospital Del Rey
09001 Burgos
España
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Aportación de la UE
€ 139 500

Participantes (7)

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE AMEDEO AVOGADRO
Italia
Aportación de la UE
€ 94 500
Dirección
Duomo 6
13100 Vercelli
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 112 500
Dirección
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIONANONET FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
Austria
Aportación de la UE
€ 49 500
Dirección
Steyrergasse 17
8010 Graz
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Research and Development of Carbon Nanotubes S.A.
Greece
Aportación de la UE
€ 85 500
Dirección
Stadiou Street, Platani
26504 Rio
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SITEX 45 SRL
Rumanía
Aportación de la UE
€ 85 500
Dirección
Ghica Tei Blvd,bl.40,ap.2 Dept.2 114
023709 Bucharest
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NOVAMECHANICS LIMITED
Chipre
Aportación de la UE
€ 94 500
Dirección
Digeni Akrita 51
1070 Nicosia
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NANOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION
Bélgica
Aportación de la UE
€ 45 000
Dirección
Avenue De Tervueren 143
1150 Bruxelles
Tipo de actividad
Other