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Environment, Health and Safety Research

European Network for the Coordination of Science and Technology in the field of Health Effects of Manufactured Nanoparticles

Project Information

Principal InvestigatorMichael Riediker
InstitutionHead of Research group "Particles and Health", Institute for Work and Health, (Institut universitaire romand de Santé au Travail), Université Lausanne + Université Genève, Switzerland
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Relevance to ImplicationsHigh
Class of NanomaterialEngineered Nanomaterials
Impact SectorHuman Health
Broad Research Categories Exposure
Generation, Dispersion, Transformation etc.
Risk Management
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Funding Information

Anticipated Total Fundingn/a
Annual Fundingn/a
Funding SourceThis network is currently self-financed by the participating researchers
Funding Mechanism
Funding Sector
Start Year2006
Anticipated End Year2008


This Network promotes research cooperation in four areas:1) What types of particles are being produced in bulk, which of them present likelihood for large-scale human exposure and how can unwanted exposures be prevented? 2) How are particles taken up, translocated and distributed in cells, organs, and compartments? 3) How do particles interact with cells and organs? 4) How are the interactions manifested in animals and humans? This network provides an opportunity to researchers to exchange research ideas, to identify knowledge gaps and to find partners for future research collaborations.