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Developing and implementation of a new generation of nanosafety assessment tools

Objectif

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.

Appel à propositions

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Régime de financement

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

Coordinateur

UNIVERSIDAD DE BURGOS
Adresse
Hospital Del Rey
09001 Burgos
Espagne
Type d’activité
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contribution de l’UE
€ 139 500

Participants (7)

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