NanoValid Newsletter February 2012

Ljubljana - March 2nd, 2012

As a EU FP7 flagship project, NanoValid has mobilized the necessary expertise and resources to adequately respond to the growing production and use of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) in a multitude of technical applications and consumer products. The project will in particular address the question, if and how these new materials will increase exposure on humans and ecosystems. As our current knowledge is still weak and established test methods not appropriate to reliably assess hazard, exposure and possible risks, existing standardized measurement and test methods will be subjected to a rigorous validation program with the aim to develop new reference methods and materials applicable to ENM. Practical case studies will help to assess the feasibility of developed reference methods to improve the performance of existing exposure monitoring, risk reduction, LCA and modelling approaches.

To read more about it, please check out the 1st NanoValid Newsletter February 2012.

Damjana Drobne

Prof. Dr. Damjana Drobne

Biotechnical Faculty University of Ljubljana Ve─Źna pot 111 1000 Ljubljana Slovenia +386 1 320 3375 email | bibliography Bionanoteam is a research group at the Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana. Founded in 2008 by Prof. Damjana Drobne, Bionanoteam currently consists of 3 experienced researchers, 2 PhD candidates, 1 technical assistant and a number of graduate and undergraduate students. Damjana is a Professor of Zoology and Professor of Toxicology from University of Ljubljana. With over twenty years of research experience, she is the founder and principal investigator of Bionanoteam.