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‘Quality Nano’ funded research for evaluation of the toxicity of nanoparticles

'Quality Nano' funded research of the Institute of Environmental Sciences to work in Exeter University for 20 working days, which allows the institute to access highly advanced equipment needed for evaluation the toxicity of nanoparticles.

Outputs will be delivered as a peer reviewed scientific paper, which will be included in the PhD thesis of Lan Song with the working title: “Establishing common principles for copper nanoparticles toxicity across divergent fish species”, funded by Qnano and Environmental ChemOinformatics (ECO) Marie Curie Network sponsored by the European Union.

Aimed results

We aim to achieve two different results:

It will provide preliminary data about the relations between morphological and physiological properties of fish species and corresponding uptake and toxicity of CuNPs.

The results will give more systematical information and a cleaner view for extrapolating the toxicity of nanoparticles in different fish species and subsequently predict and protect for toxicity of hitherto untested fish species in ecosystems.

Quality in nanomaterials safety testing

‘Quality Nano’ is the European Union-funded infrastructure for Quality in nanomaterials safety testing. This four year project integrates 28 top European analytical & experimental facilities in nanotechnology, medicine and natural sciences with the goal of developing and implementing best practice and quality in all aspects of nanosafety assessment.

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