NSC Newsletter for Summer 2018 is Out!

Find the latest project news and events under ‘Focus on NanoFASE’ Well, the World Cup and Wimbledon might be over now, but worry not, as the most 'newsy' Nanosafety Cluster Newsletter promises to entertain those curious to know some of the latest development in nanoscience. Alongside with new ...

NanoFASE- The Mesocosm Experiments Video is Out! Watch-Share-Enjoy!

One of the key challenges for the NanoFASE project is linking simple and robust  laboratory-based techniques and protocols to what is likely to happen in the complex systems in our environment. NanoFASE WP9 on Bioavailability, bioaccumulation and food chain transport bridges this gap with mesocosm experiments that simulate ...

NanoFASE participation in SETAC Rome

NanoFASE took the road to Rome for the 28th annual meeting of SETAC Europe, presenting papers and posters, chairing sessions and offering a workshop. For Claus Svendsen, NanoFASE project coordinator, "The SETAC conference is one of the most important opportunities in the year to talk with our peers and end users whose wo...

NanoFASE Uses the Biomax Platform for Project Traceability

Shaping the NanoFASE Portal to Manage Nanomaterials Stock, Orders and Data WP3 (Iseult Lynch, University of Birmingham) ENM Supply, Transformation and Metrology for Experimental Studies NanoFASE uses industry-produced nanomaterials for realism, and bespoke synthesized particles suitable for more controlled experiments...

A Word from the Wise

Interview with Prof. Peter Dobson OBE, NanoFASE International Advisory Board Chair Professor Peter Dobson, Chair of the NanoFASE Advisory Board attended our Lancaster Annual Progress Meeting (September 2017) and provided detailed feedback on the scientific progress. Prof. Dobson's wide-ranging career is in tune w...

NanoFASE Industry Partners Give Us Feedback on the Clickable Framework

Our second Annual Project Meeting (Lancaster, Sept. 2017) benefitted from the active presence of our Industry Partners (see our Consortium webpage). A special session allowed these partners to present their contribution to NanoFASE research and also their expectations for the second half of the project. We sat down with repre...

Accidents will happen…

NanoFASE is developing a state-of-the-art integrated framework for assessing environmental release, fate and exposure for engineered nano materials. In dialogue with our Regulatory, Industry and Academic stakeholders, WP1 centres on developing the realism and pertinence of the NanoFASE case studies. Says leader Alison Cro...

NanoFASE joins NanoSafety Cluster, EU, ECHA to foster data harmonisation and sharing

EUON, the EU Observatory for Nanomaterials Gets Boost from NanoSafety Cluster. Brussels, 18-19 October 2017 More than 40 people from academia, regulation, and industry, the European Commission (EC) and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) gathered in Brussels with the NanoSafety Cluster (NSC) to identify how EU-funded...

New NanoFASE research: Sulfidation kinetics of copper oxide nanoparticles

Recently published in the peer reviewed journal Environmental Science: Nano, a new NanoFASE paper by researchers Alexander Gogos and Ralf Kägi, Eawag, Switzerland, and colleagues, looks at how fast copper oxide nanoparticles become sulfidized in wastewater treatment. "This paper features the first results from our in...

NanoFASE science features at ICEENN 2017

Next week’s 12th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials (ICEENN 2017), will have a strong representation from the NanoFASE project. The conference, to be held 3-6 September at the University of Birmingham, UK, will include four invited speakers from the NanoFASE pro...