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Nanomaterials for Enzymatic Control of Oxidative Stress Toxicity and Free Radical Generation

Project description

New class of nanozymes with improved catalytic performance

Recent advances in nanotechnology have opened up a variety of applications in biotechnology and healthcare. Progress in the biocatalysis field relies on developing nanozymes – artificial enzymes with highly effective enzyme-like properties – with better catalytic performance. The challenge is to enhance enzymatic robustness and stability while retaining inherent aspects of enzymes such as high specificity and low toxicity. Funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions programme, the NESTOR project plans to synthesise single-atom nanozymes based on versatile iron-oxide materials. Theoretical modelling should allow scientists to investigate the microscopic mechanisms of the enzyme-like active sites. Ultimately, the project will assess the toxicological impact of the newly synthesised nanozymes.

Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Net EU contribution
€ 266 800,00
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Spain

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Region
Noreste Aragón Zaragoza
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 266 800,00

Participants (3)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 225 400,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 225 400,00
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 161 000,00
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa

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Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 161 000,00
NACIONALNI INSTITUT ZA BIOLOGIJO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 184 000,00
Address
Vecna Pot 111
1000 Ljubljana

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Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 184 000,00

Partners (2)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

COMISION NACIONAL DE ENERGIA ATOMICA
Argentina
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 0,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

CONSEJO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS Y TECNICAS (CONICET)
Argentina
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Other funding
€ 0,00