Modelling Nanomaterial Toxicity

MODENA Team

Those scientists actively involved in the Management of MODENA are listed below. Please expand the names to read more about each team member.  

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Institution Institute of Occupational Medicine  
Job Title  Principal Scientist, Computational Toxicology
MODENA Role Action Chair
Country UK
Website www.iom-world.org
Current Expertise BSc (Hons)
MSc
PhD
Committee & Society Memberships Lang is a founding member of SnIRC (www.snirc.org) the Safety of Nanomaterials Interdisciplinary Research Centre, a collaboration between IOM, the Universities of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier, Heriot-Watt, Aberdeen and CSL. SnIRC brings together leading UK and international experts in particle toxicology, exposure, eco-toxicology and human studies/epidemiology to address nanoparticle risk issues.
Research Interests Lang Tran's interests include toxicology and ecotoxicology. A researcher at the forefront of particle toxicology, Lang has been heavily involved in the evolution of Nanoparticle Toxicology as a research field. He is an Expert Consultant on SAFENANO Initiative, one of the 22 DTI "Nanotechnology Centres" which has the specific remit of collecting and disseminating information and guidance on the safe use of nanomaterials.
Recent Publications 1. Johnston, Helinor, et al. "Engineered nanomaterial risk. Lessons learnt from completed nanotoxicology studies: potential solutions to current and future challenges." Critical reviews in toxicology 43.1 (2013): 1-20.
2. Maynard, Andrew, et al. "Safe handling of nanotechnology." NATURE-LONDON- 444.7117 (2006): 267.
3. Seaton, Anthony, et al. "Nanoparticles, human health hazard and regulation." Journal of the Royal Society Interface 7.Suppl 1 (2010): S119-S129.

 

 

 

Institution Instituto de Catalisis y Petroquimica
 
Job Title  Technical vice-director; Research Professor and leader of the Catalytic Spectroscopy Laboratory.
MODENA Role Action Vice-Chair
Country Spain
Website http://www.icp.csic.es/banares
Expertise PhD 1992, U. of Salamanca, with Prof. Fierro; postdoctoral fellow at Lehigh U., (Prof. Wachs) and at the U. of Notre Dame (Profs. Fehlner and Wolf).
Committee & Society Memberships COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS:
1. Associate Editor, Catalysis Today (Elsevier), since 2009
2. Advisory Board Member, for Research, Technology and Incubator Park Madrid ("Parque Científico de Madrid"), since 2012
3. Advisory Board Member, for CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) Vice-presidency for Technology Transfer and Internationalization, since 2013
4. Editorial Boards, Catalysis Letters, since 2006
5. Topics in Catalysis, since 2006
6. Recent Patents on Chemical Engineering, since 2007
7. International Advisory Board member, Symposia Series of Group Five Compounds, since 2002
8. International Advisory Board and co-founder, Operando Conferences, since 2002
SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS:
9. American Chemical Society, ACS
10. Society for Applied Spectroscopy, SAS
11. Spanish Royal Society of Chemistry, RSEQ
12. Spanish Catalysis Society, SECAT
Research Interests Bañares focuses in the combination of activity measurement with spectroscopy of catalysts at work (coined by him as “operando” methodology). He is the Chairman ESF COST Action D36, Associate Editor for Catalysis Today and serves several editorial boards (Catal. Today, Catal. Letters, Top. Catal., among others) and organizes several conferences (Operando Conferences, Group Five Symposia
Recent Publications 1. Søren Birk Rasmussen , Miguel A. Bañares (2012), Influence of H2S on ZrO2-based gasification gas clean-up catalysts: MeOH temperature-programmed reaction study, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental

2. Ewelina Joanna Mikolajska , Søren Birk Rasmussen , Anna E. Lewandowska , Miguel A. Bañares (2012), Operando and in-situ Raman Studies of alumina-supported vanadium phosphate catalysts in propane ammoxidation reaction: Activity, selectivity and active phase formation, PCCP

3. Søren Birk Rasmussen , Miguel A. Bañares, Philippe Bazin , Johannes Due-Hansen , Pedro Ávila García, Marco Daturi (2012), Monitoring catalysts at work in their final form: spectroscopic investigations on a monolithic catalyst, PCCP

 

 


 

 Institution Karolinska Institutet   
 Job Title  Professor, Vice Chairman 
 MODENA Role Steering Board and Management Committee Member
 Country Sweden
 Website www.ki.se 
 Current Expertise Project Coordinator of FP7-NANOMMUNE; Theme Leader in FP7-MARINA; Work Package Leader in FP7-NANOSOLUTIONS; Partner of FP7-NANOREG; Partner of Future Emerging Technology (FET) Project GRAPHENE; Steering Board Member of COST Action MODENA
Committee & Society Memberships Member of Swedish Medical Society (SLS); Swedish Society of Toxicology (SFT); US Society of Toxicology (SOT); Fellow of Academy of Toxicological Sciences (ATS) (US)
Research Interests Toxicology of Nanomaterials; Immunology/Inflammation; Cell Death Signaling
Recent Publications 1. Fadeel B, Feliu N, Vogt C, Abdelmonem AM, Parak WJ. Bridge over troubled waters: understanding the synthetic and biological identities of engineered nanomaterials. Wiley Interdiscip Rev Nanomed Nanobiotechnol. 2013 Mar-Apr;5(2):111-29.

2. Fadeel B, Savolainen K. Broaden the discussion. Nat Nanotechnol. 2013 Feb;8(2):71.

3. Winkler DA, Mombelli E, Pietroiusti A, Tran L, Worth A, Fadeel B, McCall MJ. Applying quantitative structure-activity relationship approaches to nanotoxicology: Current status and future potential. Toxicology. 2012 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print]
   

 

 

Institution University of Leeds  
Job Title  CEO Nanomanufacturing Institute & Yorkshire Forward Professor of Nanomanufacturing Innovation
MODENA Role Steering Group and Management Committee Member
Country UK
Website http://nmi.leeds.ac.uk/Default.aspx?Id=1
Current Expertise BSc, PhD, Chartered Chemist, Chartered Engineer
Committee & Society Memberships Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Fellow and Vice President of the Institute of Measurement & Control
Member of the UK Government Nanotechnology Strategy Forum Chaired by Minister of Science (BIS) and Minister for Agriculture (DEFRA)
Chair of the European Commission’s FP7 NMP Expert Advisory Group
Chair of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 NMP Expert Advisory Group
Member of EURAMET Science Research Council for Horizon 2020
Member European Commission’s Horizon 2020 KETs Expert Advisory Group
Research Interests Manufacturing scale up and innovation for nanomanufactured products and processes:-
1. Nanomedicine
2. Industrial nanotechnology (e.g. energy, construction, transport and consumer )
3. Nanoelectronics and ICT (e.g. spintronics and quantum information
4. Hazards and risks of engineered nanoparticles
5. Business management and government policy for emergent technologies
Recent Publications 1. Wilkins TA, Borissova A, Goltz H, Kavanagh J: Reverse Engineering the Kidney - Modelling Calcium Oxalate Monohydrate Crystallization in the Nephron: Med. & Biol. Eng. & Computing, . Journal of Physical Chemistry B, vol. 114, pp.5441-5446. 2010.
2 Wilkins TA, Kiperassides C et al. Position Paper on Future RTD Activities of NMP for the Period 2010 – 2015: EC, Brussels Nov 2009; http://ec.europa.eu/research/industrial_technologies/pdf/nmp-expert-advisory-group-report_en ISBN 978-92-79-14065-5 
3 Wilkins TA (Chair): NMP Expert Advisory Group’s 6 Orientation Papers for Preparation of Horizon 2020:. http://ec.europa.eu/research/industrial_technologies/pdf/orientation-papers-industrial-innovation_en.pdf, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxemburg, 2011 : ISBN 978-92-79-25543-4; doi 10.2777/7187
4 Wilkins TA, Newton-Dunn W (MEP): “small SIZE: BIG impact”, Nanotechnology in Society Explained, EU Parliament monograph, April 2012

 

 

 

Institution Institute of Occupational Medicine  
Job Title  Research Scientist & Toxicologist; Associate Editor - SAFENANO
MODENA Role Grant Holder
Country UK 
Website www.iom-world.org
Current Expertise Bryony is a Research Scientist & Toxicologist at IOM, and Associate Editor for SAFENANO - Europe's Centre for Excellence on Nanotechnology Hazard and Risk. She holds a background in Physiology & Toxicology. Recent work includes the the 2nd REACH Implementation Project on Nanomaterials (Rip-oN 2) which was published which was published by the European CHemicals Agency as appendices to REACH which provide recommendations for registering nanomaterials. She is currently involved in toxicological research into the reproductive effects of nanomaterials within the flagship FP7 project MARINA, and plays a role in the NANoREG project, which aims to formulate a common European approach to the regulatory testing of nanomaterials.
Committee & Society Memberships Member, In Vitro Toxicology Society; Member, British Toxicology Society 
Research Interests Nanotoxicology; Risk Assessment; Reproductive & Developmental Toxicity; Environment, Health & Safety issues for Nano
Recent Publications Hutchison G, Ross BL (2013), 'Current In vitro models for Nanomaterial Testing: Reproductive System', in Nanotoxicology, Eds Monterio-Riviere & Tran, Elsevier, in press.

Nowack B, Brouwer C, Geertsma RE, Heugens EH, Ross BL, Toufektsian MC, Wijnhoven SW, Aitken RJ (2012), Analysis of the occupational, consumer and environmental exposure to engineered nanomaterials used in ten technology sectors, Nanotoxicology 2012 Jul 11

Hankin SM, Peters SAK, Poland CA, Foss Hansen S, Holmqvist J, Ross BL, Varet J and Aitken RJ (2011), Specific Advice on Fulfilling Information Requirements for Nanomaterials under REACH (RIP-oN 2) – Final Project Report (RNC/RIP-oN2/FPR/1/FINAL), July 2011. Accessible at: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/chemicals/nanotech/pdf/report_ripon2.pdf (accessed Jul 2012)

 

 

 

Institution Institute of Occupational Medicine
Job Title  Research Operations Manager
MODENA Role Grant Holder
Country UK
Website www.iom-world.org
Expertise BSc (hons); 15 years' experience in research quality and progress management
Committee & Society Memberships
Research Interests Susy is the Research Operations Manager for IOM. She has more than 20 years’ experience working in a scientific environment, 15 of which have been in managing research quality and progress. She is responsible for coordinating all of the research projects within the IOM, which includes managing the financial and administrative aspects of its work.


 

 

 

Institution University of Belgrade Faculty of Biology
Job Title  Head of Center for laser microscopy
MODENA Role DC Rapporteur
Country Serbia
Website http://www.bg.ac.rs/eng/memb/facult/mathem/en_bioloski.php
Expertise 1981 Graduated in Molecular Biology and Physiology at the University of Belgrade, 1985 MSc and 1991 PhD in Biophysics at the same University
Committee & Society Memberships Member of the NENS (Network of European Neuroscience Schools) committee within FENS. Serbian delegate to the EC ESF/COST Domain Committee for Biomedicine and Molecular Biosciences. Member of the University Council for Natural Sciences. Member of the Interdisciplinary Science Board for Biomedicine, Ministry of Sci and Tech. Dev., Rep. of Serbia
Research Interests Biophysics of ion channels, biomarkers of neurodegenerative processes, Ca2+ signaling and imaging; electrophysiology (patch-clamp), confocal microscopy, MRI.
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Institution National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biopysics
 
Job Title  Researcher
MODENA Role Management Committee Substitute Member
Country Estonia
Website www.kbfi.ee
Expertise 1992 - Tartu University, BSc
2004 - Tallinn University of Technology, MSc
2011 – Estonian University of Life Sciences, PhD
Committee & Society Memberships Estonian Society of Toxicology
Research Interests Ecotoxicology, nanoparticles, quantitative structure-acitvity relationships
Recent Publications 1. Villem Aruoja, Mariliis Sihtmäe, Henri-Charles Dubourguier, Anne Kahru (2011),
Toxicity of 58 substituted anilines and phenols to algae Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata and bacteria Vibrio fischeri: Comparison with published data and QSARs, Chemosphere, Volume 84, Issue 10, September 2011, pp1310–1320 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2011.05.023
2. Villem Aruoja, Henri-Charles Dubourguier, Kaja Kasemets, Anne Kahru, Toxicity of nanoparticles of CuO, ZnO and TiO2 to microalgae Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata, Science of The Total Environment, Volume 407, Issue 4, 1 February 2009, Pages 1461–1468 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2008.10.053 
3. Sihtmäe M, Blinova I, Aruoja V, Dubourguier HC, Legrand N, Kahru A. (2010), E-SovTox: An online database of the main publicly-available sources of toxicity data concerning REACH-relevant chemicals published in the Russian language, Altern Lab Anim. 2010 Aug;38(4):297-301. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20822322

 

 

 

Institution University of  Aarhus
 
Job Title  Professor
MODENA Role MC Member
Country Denmark
Website www.mil.au.dk/ha
Current Expertise Ph.D, Fellow of Academy of Toxicological Science
 
Committee & Society Memberships Society of Toxicology (US), EUROTOX ,
ILSI Health and Environment Science Institute (US)
 
Research Interests Nano toxicology, molecular mechanism and genotoxicity
 
Recent Publications Beer C, Foldbjerg R, Hayashi Y, Sutherland DS, Autrup H. Toxicity of nanoparticles – nanoparticle or silver ion ? Toxicol Lett  208: 286-92, 2012.

Foldbjerg R, Irving ES, Hayashi Y, Sutherland DS, Thorsen K, Autrup H, Beer C. Global gene expression profiling of human lung epithelial cells after exposure to nanosilver Toxicol Sci 130: 145-57, 2012

Foldbjerg R , Wang J,Beer C,  Thorsen K, Sutherland DS, Autrup H ,Biological effects induced by BSA-stabilized silica nanoparticles in human and  mouse cell lines. Chem Biol Interaction, In press 2013
 

   

 

Institution CSIRO Materials Science & Engineering/Monash University
Job Title  Senior Principal Research Scientist/Modelling Team Leader/Adjunct Professor
MODENA Role MC non-COST Participant
Country Australia
Website http://www.csiro.au / http://www.csiro.au/people/Dave.Winkler.aspx
Expertise BSc (Hons I, chemistry and Chemical engineering);
BAppSci (physics, with distinction);
PhD (chemical physics)
Committee & Society Memberships Past Chairman of the Board, Royal Australian Chemical Institute; past President, Asian Federation of Medicinal Chemistry; Director, Science & Technology Australia; Trustee, Chemical Structure Association Trust; Fellow, Royal Australian Chemical Society.
Research Interests Molecular design, computational chemistry, structure-property relationships, molecular dynamics, computational nanotoxicology, regenerative medicine, biomaterials design, stem cells, machine learning, artificial intelligence, QSAR and QSPR.
Recent Publications 1. Computational nanotoxicology, Epa, VC, Winkler, DA, Tran, L, In Adverse Effects of Engineered Nanoparticles, Fadeel, Pietroiusti, and Shvedova (Eds.), Academic Press, London 2012. Chapter 5. ISBN 978-0-12-386940-1

2. In silico strategies for safe management of manufactured nanomaterials, Winkler, DA, Mombelli, E, Pietroiusti, A, Tran, L, Worth, A, Fadeel, B, McCall, MJ, Toxicol. invited paper,in press 2013.

3. Modelling biological activities of nanoparticles. Epa, VC, Burden, FR, Tassa, C, Weissleder, R, Shaw, S, Winkler, DA Nano Lett., 12, 5808−5812 (2012).

 

 

 

Institution Karolinska Institutet  
Job Title  Professor of Biochemical Toxicology
MODENA Role Management Committee Substitute Member
Country Sweden
Website www.ki.se
Expertise Roland Grafström was appointed professor in 2000. He is active at the Institute of Environmental Medicine.
Committee & Society Memberships
Research Interests Systems toxicology and cancer genomics based on in vitro and in silico analyses of high-throughput and high content data.
Recent Publications 1. Ceder, R., Haig, Y., Merne, M., Hansson, A., Zheng, X., Roberg, K., Nees, M., Iljin, K., Bloor, B.K., Morgan, P.R., Fadeel, B., Grafström, R.C. (2012), Differentiation-promoting culture of competent and noncompetent keratinocytes identifies biomarkers for head and neck cancer. Am J Pathol, 180:457-72, 2012.

2. Iljin, K., Ketola, K., Vainio, P., Halonen, P., Kohonen, P., Fey, V., Grafström, R.C., Perälä, M. and Kallioniemi, O. (2009), High-throughput cell-based screening of 4910 know drugs and drug-like molecules identifies disulfiram as an inhibitor of prostate cancer cell growth. Clin Cancer Res. 2009 Oct 1;15(19):6070-8.

3. Roberg, K., Ceder, R., Farnebo, L., Norberg-Spaak, L. and Grafström RC. (2008), Multiple genotypic aberrances associate to terminal differentiation-deficiency of an oral squamous cell carcinoma in serum-free culture. Differentiation, 76:868-80, 2008

 

 

Institution SINTEF
Job Title  Senior Research Scientist
MODENA Role MC Member
Country Norway
Website http://www.sintef.no/home/ or http://no.linkedin.com/in/andybooth1
Expertise PhD in Environmental Organic Geochemistry, University of Plymouth, UK
Committee & Society Memberships 2012-present: Board Member for the Norwegian Board of Technology. An independent body for technology assessment established by the Norwegian Government in 1999

2001-present: Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). Until moving to Norway, he was an active member of the Peninsula Section of the RSC, including organisation of events for RSC involving school aged students.
Research Interests Emerging contaminant studies (e.g. microplastics, engineered nanomaterials (ENMs), antifouling compounds, oil production chemicals).
Advanced extraction and analytical chemistry approaches and methods
Environmental fate and impacts of contaminants.
Responsible development of new technologies (nanomaterials, nanotechnology, CO2 capture and storage)
Recent Publications https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Andy_Booth/

 

 

 

Institution Nordic Quantum Computing Group (NQCG)  
Job Title  Founder and Chairman
MODENA Role Management Committee Substitute
Country Norway
Website www.nqcg.com
Current Expertise Complex Systems Analysis (convergence of Management, Economics, Law and Technology), Risk Management, Strategy and Market Development.
Committee & Society Memberships Chairman, SN/K 298 — Nanotechnology (Norwegian Mirror Committee to ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnology and CEN/TC 352 Nanotechnology).
Chairman, NEK/NK 113 — Nanotechnology (Norwegian Mirror Committee to IEC/TC 113 – Nanotechnology).
Chairman, NEK/NK 1 — Terminology (Norwegian Mirror Committee to IEC/TC 1 — Terminology).
IEC/TC 113 Liaison Officer to IEC/TC 1 — Terminology.
Leader of IEC/TC 113 Task Group "Vocabulary Coordination Group" (VCG) — handle terms within IEC/TC 113 and between IEC/TC 113 and ISO/TC 229.
Member of Chairman´s Advisory Group (CAG), IEC/TC 113.
Member of Task Group on Exchangeable Materials Data Representation to support Scientific Research and Education, The Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA).
Member of the Core Team in CODATA-VAMAS Joint Working Group (CVJWG) on the Description of Nanomaterials.
Member of the Advisory Board of EU FP7 MARINA.
Member of the National Advisory Board of EU FP7 NANoREG.
Member of the US-EU NanoEHS Dialogue, Databases and Ontology CoR (Community of Research).
Represents The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in areas related to development of classification systems for nano science and nanotechnology and represents Norway in the International Council for Science (ICSU) related to the description of nanomaterials.
Research Interests Ontology engineering and evolution for nanotechnology, nanoinformatics, nanomaterials databases, nanotechnology standards, data integration, interoperability, collaboration, communication, information exchange.
   

 

Institution National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Estonia
Job Title  Senior Research Scientist
MODENA Role MC Member
Country Estonia
Website http://www.kbfi.ee/?id=56&lang=eng
https://www.etis.ee/portaal/isikuCV.aspx?PersonVID=37204&lang=en
Current Expertise Microbiology, gene technology, toxicology, environmental sciences
 
Committee & Society Memberships

Estonian Society of Toxicology

Estonian Society of Microbiology

Member of the Scientific Board of National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics

ECHA Nanomaterials Working Group

 
Research Interests Toxicology, Environmental Microbiology, Nanomaterials
 
Recent Publications Ivask, A.; ElBadawy, A.; Kaweeteerawat, C.; Boren, D.; Fischer, H.; Ji, Z.; Chang, C. H.; Liu, R.; Tolaymat, T.; Telesca, D.; Zink, J. I.; Cohen, Y.; Holden, P. A.; Godwin, H. A. (in press) Toxicity Mechanisms in Escherichia coli Vary for Silver Nanoparticles and Differ from Ionic Silver. ACS Nano, DOI: 10.1021/nn4044047

Ivask, A.; Juganson, K.; Bondarenko, O.; Mortimer, M.; Aruoja, V.; Kasemets, K:, Blinova, I.; Heinlaan, M.; Slaveykova, V.; Kahru, A. (in press) Mechanisms of toxic action of Ag, ZnO and CuO nanoparticles to selected ecotoxicological test organisms and mammalian cells in vitro: A comparative review. Nanotoxicology, DOI: 10.3109/17435390.2013.855831

Bondarenko, O.; Juganson, K.; Ivask, A.; Kasemets, K.; Mortimer, M.; Kahru, A. (2013). Toxicity of Ag, CuO and ZnO nanoparticles to selected environmentally relevant test organisms and mammalian cells in vitro: a critical review. Archives of Toxicology, 84, 1181 - 1200.
 

   

 

 

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Institution Louvain centre for toxicology and Applied Pharmacology (LTAP)
 
Job Title  Professor
MODENA Role MC Member
Country Belguim
Website http://www.toxi.ucl.ac.be/ 
Current Expertise MD, PhD in Toxicology
Professor of Toxicology and Occupational Health
 
Committee & Society Memberships Society of Toxicology (SOT, USA)
BelTox (Belgian Society of Toxicology)
Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium
Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Levels (SCOEL; DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Luxembourg) 

 
Research Interests Nanomaterials
Carbon nanotubes
Nano-silicas
Physico-chemical determinants of toxicity
 
Recent Publications Rabolli V, Thomassen LCJ, Uwambayinema F, Martens JA, Lison D (2011) The cytotoxic activity of amorphous silica nanoparticles is mainly influenced by surface area and not by aggregation. Toxicol Lett 206:197-203.

Schrurs F, Lison D. (2012) Focusing the research efforts. Nat Nanotechnol. 7:546-548.
 
Vietti G, Ibouraadaten S, Palmai-Pallag M, Yakoub Y, Bailly C, Fenoglio I, Marbaix E, Lison D, van den Brule S. (2013) Towards predicting the lung fibrogenic activity of nanomaterials: experimental validation of an in vitro fibroblast proliferation assay. Part Fibre Toxicol. 10(1):52.
 

   

 

 

Institution Istanbul Technical University, Department of Food Engineering
 
Job Title  Faculty, Assistant Prof.
MODENA Role MC Member
Country Turkey
Website http://www.itu.edu.tr/en/
http://faculty.itu.edu.tr/lokumcu
tr.linkedin.com/pub/filiz-lokumcu-altay/19/99/b00
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Filiz_Lokumcu_Altay/
Current Expertise PhD degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dept. Biological Systems Engineering
B.Sc and M.Sc degrees from Istanbul Technical University, Dept. Food Engineering
Supervisor for two ongoing COST-related projects:
1) Investigation of nanofiber utilization as agent for thickening, stabilizing or preventing syneresis and oil separation in foods (MD 1206)
2) Nano-encapsulated release systems by electrospun nanofibers: characterization and optimization of electrospun nanofibers, effects of thermal processes on encapsulation and controlled release (TD1204 MODENA, MC Member)
Committee & Society Memberships -UCTEA (Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects) Chamber of Food Engineers membership since 2000
-Faculty at ITU Food Engineering
-One of the founder faculties of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering Graduate Program at ITU
-Vice chair at ITU Dept. of Food Engineering (2008-2009)
-Administrative Board Member of Chemical & Metallurgical Faculty (2009-2012)
 
Research Interests Electrospinning
Nanofibers
Bioactive ingredients encapsulated by nanofibers and their controlled release
Phase-state transitions in foods
Structure-function relations in foods
Rheological, dielectric and thermal properties of foods
 
Recent Publications https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Filiz_Lokumcu_Altay/

http://www.researcherid.com/rid/O-2539-2013
 

   

 

 

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Institution Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University
 
Job Title  Senior Scientist
MODENA Role MC Member
Country Denmark
Website ww.au.dk
Current Expertise Extensive experience in ecotoxicology and nanotoxicology
Leader, co-leader or WP leader in various national and international (eg. EU-FP7) projects regarding the possible effects of nanomaterials in the environment.
Committee & Society Memberships Member of various committees supporting implementation of science in the regulation e.g. Danish advisory board on Nano, OECD WPMN
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
 
Research Interests Ecotoxicology
Nanotoxicology
Linking molecular level effect to higher phenotypic effects
 
Recent Publications Hayashia et al 2013, Time-course profiling of molecular stress responses to silver nanoparticles in the earthworm Eisenia fetida. Ecotoxicology and environmental Safety.
doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2013.08.017

Gomes et al 2013, Mechanisms of response to silver nanoparticles on Enchytraeus albidus
(Oligochaeta): Survival, reproduction and gene expression profile. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 
doi.org/10.1016/j.jhazmat.2013.04.005

Amorim and Scott-Fordsmand 2013, Toxicity of copper nanoparticles and CuCl2 salt to Enchytraeus albidus worms: Survival, reproduction and avoidance responses. Environmental Pollution. 
doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2012.01.015
 

   

 

 

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Institution University Paris Diderot Paris 7, Unit BFA, CNRS 8251
 
Job Title  Research Engineer
MODENA Role MC Substitute Member
Country France
Website http://www.bfa.univ-paris-diderot.fr/
Current Expertise PhD in Biology at University Paris 11 (1999)
Committee & Society Memberships Expert at the French Observatory on Micro and NanoTechnology (OMNT)
Member of the French society of cellular pharmaco-toxicology
 
Research Interests Toxicology of particles: study of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the effects of particles (diesel exhaust particles, atmospheric particles, nanoparticles) on human respiratory epithelial cells. Role of physico-chemical characteristics in the induction of cytotoxicity, inflammation, oxidative stress, apoptosis, endocytosis, signalling pathways and transcription factors. 
Currently involved in the FP7 ERA-NET SIINN project NanOxiMet and a collaborative project with BASF Germany on pulmonary NP toxicity
 
Recent Publications Guadagnini R., Moreau K., Hussain S., Marano F., Boland S. (2013) Toxicity evaluation of engineered nanoparticles for medical applications for the pulmonary system. Nanotoxicology  (doi:10.3109/17435390.2013.855830).
http://informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/17435390.2013.855830

Vranic S., Boggetto N., Contremoulins V., Mornet S., Reinhardt N., Marano F., Baeza-Squiban A., Boland S. (2013) Deciphering the mechanisms of cellular uptake of engineered nanoparticles by accurate evaluation of internalization using imaging flow cytometry. Part. Fibre Toxicol. 6;10:2. 
http://www.particleandfibretoxicology.com/content/10/1/2

Hussain S., Thomassen L.C.J., Ferecatu I., Borot C., Andreau K., Martens J.A, Fleury-Feith  J., Baeza A., Marano F., Boland S. (2010) Carbon black and titanium dioxide nanoparticels elicit distinct apoptotic pathways in bronchial epithelial cells. Part Fibre Toxicol, 7, 10.
http://www.particleandfibretoxicology.com/content/7/1/10
 

   

 


 

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Institution National University of Ireland, Galway
 
Job Title  Lecturer 
MODENA Role MC Member
Country Ireland
Website http://www.nuigalway.ie/civileng/Staff/xinminzhan.html http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=1nxV7GcAAAAJ&hl=en
Current Expertise PhD (Tsinghua University, Beijing, China)
 
Committee & Society Memberships Professional membership
(1) International Water Association
(2) Japan Society on Water Environment
Member of Editorial Board
Associate Editor, Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering
 
Research Interests (i) recovery of organic waste and biomass for use as a sustainable and clean energy source and for building a green agriculture industry; 
(ii) development of cost-effective and efficient technologies for domestic and agricultural wastewater treatment for reducing environmental risks caused by nutrient release and non-point source pollution; 
(iii) development of novel environmental materials for recovery of phosphorus and heavy metals from wastewater
 
Recent Publications Xinmin Zhan, Xuan Zhao. Mechanism of lead adsorption from aqueous solutions using an adsorbent synthesized from natural condensed tannin. Water Research, 37, 3887-3894, 2003

Ruihua Li, Jianmin Niu, Xinmin Zhan, Bo Liu. Simultaneous removal of nitrogen and phosphorous from wastewater by means of FeS-based autotrophic denitrification. Water Science and Technology, 67, 2761-2767, 2013  

Ruihua Li, Cathal Kelly, Richard Keegan, Liwen Xiao, Liam Morrison, Xinmin Zhan. Phosphorus removal from wastewater using natural pyrrhotite. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 427, 13-18, 2013
 

   

 

 

Institution Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg  
Job Title  Senior Researcher/Group Leader
MODENA Role Management Committee Member
Country Switzerland
Website www.am-institute.ch
Current Expertise Nanotoxicology, Genotoxicology, Lung, In Vitro, Aerosol Research, Alternatives to in vivo systems
Committee & Society Memberships Member of the Society of Biology (MSB); Fellow of the European Respiratory Society
Research Interests My research outlook concerns the interaction of nano-sized materials with a variety of different biological systems. By creating sophisticated multi-cellular models for different organs of the human body it is my interest, via combination with state-of-the art microscopic and biochemical analysis, to obtain a clear, mechanistic understanding of the health risk posed by nanomaterials under realistic conditions. This perspective, concomitantly, also enables the implementation of alternative models for in vivo experimentation. Such an insight further allows for the manipulation of material properties at the nanoscale to design novel, compatible bionanomaterials, i.e. for nanomedicine.
Recent Publications Clift, M. J. D., Endes, C., Vanhecke, D., Wick, P., Gehr, P., Schins, R. P. F., Petri-Fink, A. and Rothen-Rutishauser, B. (2014); A comparative study of different in vitro lung cell culture systems to assess the most beneficial tool for screening the potential adverse effects of carbon nanotubes. Toxicological Sciences; 137; pp. 55-64.

Schuerch, D., Vanhecke, D., Clift, M. J. D., Raemy, D., Jimenez de Aberasturi, D., Parak, W., Gehr, P. and Rothen-Rutishauser, B. (2014); Modelling nanoparticle-alveolar epithelial cell interactions under breathing conditions using captive bubble surfactometry. Langmuir. 30; pp. 4924-4932.

Clift, M. J. D., Raemy, D. O., Endes, C., Ali, Z., Lehmann, A., Brandenberger, C., Petri-Fink, A.,Wick, P., Parak, W. J., Gehr, P., Schins, R. P. F. and Rothen-Rutishauser, B. (2013); Can the Ames test provide an insight into nano-object mutagenicity?; Investigating the interaction between nano-objects and bacteria. Nanotoxicology; 7; pp. 1373-1385.

Endes, C., Mueller, S., Schmid, O., Vanhecke, D., Foster, E. J., Petri-Fink, A., Rothen-Rutishauser, B., Weder, C. and Clift, M. J. D. (2013); Risk assessment of released cellulose nanocrystals – mimicking inhalatory exposure. Journal of Physics: Conference Series; 429; 012008.

Please find my full publication list at: http://www.am-institute.ch/about/people/staff/martin-clift

 

 

 

Institution Ruder Boscovic Institute, Center for Marine Research Rovinj  
Job Title  Research Associate
MODENA Role Management Committee Member
Country Croatia
Website www.irb.hr
Current Expertise B.Sc. Biotechnology; M.Sc. Chemistry - Oceanology; Ph.D. Biotechnology
Committee & Society Memberships Croatian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - CSBMB; Croatian Toxicological Society - CTS; Croatian Chemical Society - CCS.
Research Interests Molecular toxicology, genotoxicology & ecotoxicology of marine organisms; toxicity mechanisms in marine environment; exposure and impacts of endocrine disruptors, novel pharmaceuticals, microplastics and enginered nanomaterials; force field fractionation, imaging flow cytometry, omics-technologies; blue biotechnology, marine bioactive metabolites & biotoxines
Recent Publications Hamer B., Jakšic Ž., Medakovic D, Pavicic-Hamer D., Štifanic M., Nerlovic V., Precali R., Kanduc T. (2010). Estimation ation of freshwater influx along the Croatian coast: A fild study of biomonitoring programme „Project Jadran“. Acta Adriatica, 51, 82-95.

Šilovic T., Ljubešic Z., Mihanovic H., Olujic G., Terzic S., Jakšic Ž., Vilicic, D. (2011) Picoplankton composition releated to thermohaline circulation on the albanian boundary zone (Southern Adriatic) in late spring. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 91, 519-525.

Châtel, A., Hamer, B., Jakšic, Ž., Vucelic, V., Talarmin, H., Dorange, G., Schröder, H.C., Müller, W.E.G. (2011) Induction of apoptosis in mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis gills by model cytotoxic agents. Ecotoxicology 20, 2030-2041.

Jakšic Ž. (2011). Mechanisms of organotin induced apoptosis. In: Biochemical and biological effects of organotins, Vol. 1, Eds. A. Pagliarani, F. Trombetti and V. Ventrella, Bentham Science Publishers Ltd., 149-163.

Šilovic T.,  Bosak S., Jakšic Ž., Fuks D. (2012). Seasonal dynamics of the autotrophic community in the Lim Bay (NE Adriatic Sea). Acta Adriatica, 53, 41-56

 

 

 

Institution University of Rome Tor Vergata  
Job Title  Assistant Professor
MODENA Role Management Committee Member
Country Italy
Website www.uniroma2.it
Expertise PhD in Medical Embryology
Visiting Assistant Professor at the Dept of Cell and Developmental Biology, Weill Cornel Medical College, New York
Committee & Society Memberships Editorial Board member of: The Scientific World Journal & International Journal of Stem Cell Research and Transplantation
Member of the North American Vascular Biology Organization
Research Interests Molecular mechanisms governing placental and embryonic development. Engineered nanoparticles and pregnancy: identification of potential embryonic risk after maternal exposure to ENP
Recent Publications 1: Pietroiusti A, Campagnolo L, Fadeel B. Interactions of Engineered
Nanoparticles with Organs Protected by Internal Biological Barriers. Small. 2012 Oct 23. doi: 10.1002/smll.201201463. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23097249.
2: Campagnolo L, Massimiani M, Magrini A, Camaioni A, Pietroiusti A.
Physico-chemical properties mediating reproductive and developmental toxicity of engineered nanomaterials. Curr Med Chem. 2012;19(26):4488-94. PubMed PMID: 22998570.
3: Pietroiusti A, Massimiani M, Fenoglio I, Colonna M, Valentini F, Palleschi G, Camaioni A, Magrini A, Siracusa G, Bergamaschi A, Sgambato A, Campagnolo L. Low doses of pristine and oxidized single-wall carbon nanotubes affect mammalian embryonic development. ACS Nano. 2011 Jun 28;5(6):4624-33. doi: 10.1021/nn200372g. Epub 2011 Jun 3. PubMed PMID: 21615177.

 

 

 

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Institution Institute of Public Health of Porto University
 
Job Title  Researcher
MODENA Role Management Committee Member
Country Portugal
Website http://www.ispup.up.pt/
Current Expertise Biology degree, at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto (2004)
PhD in Biomedical Sciences, at the Medical School of Porto University (2012)
Committee & Society Memberships Collaborator Researcher with DICOMOSA (Diagnóstico Conductual y Molecular Aplicado a la Salud) University of Coruna, Spain
Research Interests Human Exposure to nanoparticles; Nanotoxicity; assessment of health effects due to nanoparticle exposure
Recent Publications 1. Valdiglesias, V., Costa, C., Sharma V., Kiliç G, Dhawan A., Pásaro E., Teixeira, J.P., Laffon, B. (2013), Comparative study on effects of two different types of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on human neuronal cells. Food and Chemical Toxicology (accepted; in press)
2. Valdiglesias, V. Costa, C.,, Kiliç G, Costa S., Laffon, B., Teixeira, J.P. (2013), Neuronal cytotoxicity and genotoxicity induced by zinc oxide nanoparticles. Environment International, 55: 92-100
3. Ferreira SA., Carvalho V., Costa C., Teixeira JP., Vilanova M, Gama FM. (2012), Self-Assembled Mannan Nanogel: Cytocompatibility and Cell Localization. J. Biomed. Nanotechnol. 8, 473-481
4. Carvalho V., Castanheira P., Madureira P., Ferreira S.A., Costa C., Teixeira J.P., Faro C.,Vilanova M., Gama M. (2011), Self-assembled dextrin nanogel as protein carrier: controlled release and biological activity of IL-10. Biotechnology and bioengineerin, 108 (8): 1977-1986

 

 

Institution Faculty of Safety Engineering, VSB – Technical University of Ostrava
Job Title  Head of the Laboratory of Risk Research and Management
MODENA Role Management Committee Member
Country Czech Republic
Website www.vsb.cz
Expertise Associated professor of chemistry
Professor of industrial safety
Specialization: Risk research and management, chemical risks
Committee & Society Memberships Czech Technical Normalization Committee No 144 on Nanotechnology
CEN TC352/WG2/PG2 Nanotechnologies — Nano-responsible development
Committee of Competent Authorities of European Commission related to Directive Seveso
Joint Expert Group of UNECE Trans-boundary Accident Convention
Head of Working Group on Nanosafety, Czech Technological Platform on Industrial safety.
Research Interests Chemical safety, nanotechnology safety, risk management, exposure
Recent Publications 1. Přichystalová, R., Sikorová, L., Krejsová, H., Danihelka, P.,: Implementation and problematic aspects of regulation REACH, Chemicke Listy, Volume 107, Issue 2, February 2013, Pages 146-150

2. Zemanová, E., Danihelka, P., Klouda, K., Zeman, K.: Fullerene Derivative: Radioprotective Properties and a Toxicity Test in Vivo & in Vitro, Journal of Materials Science and Engineering A 2 (3) (2012) 302-312
Danihelka, P.: Are nanoparticles potential safety threat?, Proceedings of NANOCON 2010, 2nd International Conference, Pages: 14-20 Published: 2010

Link to publications list (RIV database): http://www.isvav.cz/prepareResultForm.do

 

 

Institution Federal Institute of Hydrology
Job Title  Post Doctoral Researcher
MODENA Role Management Committee Member
Country Germany
Website http://www.bafg.de/EN/Home/homepage_en_node.html
Expertise Environmental Scientist by training and PhD Analytical Chemistry
Committee & Society Memberships
Research Interests Current research interests are the fate of metal(loid)s in surface waters and associate biotopes - either released on natural basis or from anthropogenic causes (e. g., construction materials in hydraulic engineering). Main areas of interest are the border zone between particles/colloids to dissolved chemical species, the transformation of inorganic into organic metal(loid) species as well as changes in speciation and availability across aquatic interfaces.
Recent Publications 1. Dabrunz, A., L. Duester, et al. "Biological Surface Coating and Molting Inhibition as Mechanisms of TiO2 Nanoparticle Toxicity in Daphnia magna." PLoS ONE 6(5): e20112.

2. Duester, L., C. Prasse, et al. "Translocation of Sb and Ti in an undisturbed floodplain soil after application of Sb(2)O(3) and TiO(2) nanoparticles to the surface." Journal of Environmental Monitoring 13(5): 1204-1211.

3. Duester, L., Rakcheev D., et al. (2011). "A robust, particle size independent, method for quantifying metal(loid oxide) nanoparticles and their agglomerates in complex environmental matrices by electrothermal vaporisation coupled to ICP-MS." J. Anal. At. Spectrom.: DOI:10.1039/C0JA00149J.

 

 

 

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Institution BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
 
Job Title  CEO
MODENA Role Manamgement Committee Member
Country Austria
Website www.bionanonet.at
Expertise Diploma (Dipl.-MTA) in “biomedical analytics”, Master of Science (MSc) in “business administration”; CEO of BioNanoNet; project manager in SPIDIMAN (EU-project), NanoProdEx (national grant), NANOFORCE (CE-project), NANoREG (EU-project)
Committee & Society Memberships National nano-action-portal (Austria), NanoSafety Cluster (EU), NANOfutures (EU), Member of European Technology Platform Nanomedicine (ETPN), Member of Advisory Board of European Foundation for clinical nanomedicine (CLINAM), Member of Advisory Board of NANOSOLUTIONS-project, Coordinator of European Center for Nanotoxicology (EURO-NanoTox), Member of High Level Group Nanoscience&Nanotechnologies (EU), Co-Founder and Editor of ONLINE-Journal EURO-NanoTox-LETTERS (ENTL, ISSN: 2074-8515)
Research Interests Nanotoxicology, nanomedicine, nanosafety, oxidative stress
Recent Publications 1. Falk A., Hartl S., Sinner F. „Regulation and Safety Implementation of Nanotechnology for Chemical Enterprises in the Central Europe Space”, submitted to: Journal of Physics: Conference Series Nanosafe 2012.

2. Wonisch W., Falk A., Sundl I., Winkelhofer-Roob B.M., Lindschinger M., 2012, "Oxidative Stress increases continuously with BMI and with unfavourable profiles in males”, The Aging Male, 1-7. DOI: 10.3109/13685538.2012.669436.

3. Roblegg E., Falk A., Froehlich E., Zimmer A., Sinner F., European Center for Nanotoxicology EURO-NanoTox – An Austrian Activity, Academy of Science Malaysia Journal, 5 (1) 2011

 

 

 

Institution Instituto de Ceramica y Vidrio, CSIC
 
Job Title  Head of Department
MODENA Role Management Committee Member 
Country Spain
Website http://www.icv.csic.es/
Current Expertise Ph.D. Physics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain 1990.
Committee & Society Memberships Committee and Society Memberships
Member American Ceramics society and Spanish Ceramic Society.
Member of International and European Committees of Electroceramics
Research Interests Prof. Fernandez possesses a large experience in ceramic processing of functional ceramics which properties are based on complex micro and nanostructures. His specialization is founded on the knowledge of physics and chemistry phenomena that allows to correlated structure, micro-nanostructure and properties of ceramics. The research activities have crystallized in the development of concepts as particle surface modification and nanodispersion that originated developments in grain boundaries engineering and unusual properties in nanostructured ceramics. His interests are focussed in the development of advanced ceramics to be integrated in smart systems. For this reason the knowledge transfer activities are intensively pursuit.
Recent Publications 1. I. Lorite, J. J. Romero, A. Del Campo, J. F. Fernández. Isolated Nanoparticle Raman Spectroscopy. J. Raman Spectrosc. 43, 889–894 (2012).

2. F. Rubio-Marcos, C.V. Manzano, J.J. Reinosa, I. Lorite, J.J. Romero, J. F. Fernández, M.S. Martín-González. Modification of optical properties in ZnO particles by surface deposition and anchoring of NiO nanoparticles. J. Alloys Comp. 509, 2891–2896(2011).

3. F. Rubio-Marcos, V. Calvino, M. A. Bañares, J. F. Fernández. Novel hierarchical Co3O4/ZnO mixtures by Dry Nanodispersion and their catalytic application in the carbonylation of glycerol. J. Catal. 275,288-293(2010).

 

 

 

Institution Centre de Recherche Public – Gabriel Lippmann
 
Job Title  Project leader
MODENA Role MC Member
Country Luxembourg
Website http://www.lippmann.lu/
Current Expertise Dr. med. vet., Dr. env. sci. ERT
Committee & Society Memberships • BelTox - Belgian Society of Toxicology, B (2010 – now; Steering Committee 2012-2014)
• NVT – Dutch Society for Toxicology, NL (2002 - now)
• European Society of Toxicology in Vitro (2011 – now)
• DGPT - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Pharmakologie und Toxikologie, D (2009 - now)
• Österreichische Gesellschaft für Toxikologie, A (2009 - now)
• NSFT – Norwegian Society for Toxicology and Pharmacology, N (2005-2008)
• IUCN/SSC Otter Specialist Group, CH (1993 – now; Deputy Chair 2012-2015)
• Luxembourgish Life Science Association, L (2010 – now)
 
Research Interests Nanoparticles, endocrine disrupting compounds, in vitro testing
 
Recent Publications Balachandran, Y.L., Girija, S., Peranantham, P., Magdassi, S., Gutleb, A.C. in press One-step synthesis of size controlled silver nanoparticles by a simple green method using plant leaf extract. Int. J. Green Nanotechnol. Phys. Chem., doi:10.1080/19430892.2012.706183

Georgantzopoulou, A., Balachandran, Y.L., Dusinska, M., Lanoff, A., Kruszewski, M., Guignard, C., Audinot, J.-N., Rosenkranz, P., Hoffmann, L., Gutleb, A.C. 2012. Toxicity of Ag nanoparticles to aquatic organisms. Nanotoxicol. in press, doi:10.3109/17435390.2012.715312

Audinot, J.-N., Georgantzopoulou, A., Piret, J.-P., Gutleb, A.C., Dowsett, D., Migeon, H.-N., Hoffmann, L. 2012. Identification and localization of nanoparticles in tissues by mass spectrometry. Surface Interface Anal. in press, doi:10.1002/sia.5099
 

   

 

Institution Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
Department Safety of Consumer Products
Job Title  Deputy Leader - Experimental Research
MODENA Role Management Committee Member
Country Germany
Website www.bfr.bund.de
Expertise Biochemistry (Diploma, 2000), University of Tuebingen
Toxicology (Degree in 2011), University of Leipzig
PhD thesis (Dr. rer. nat., 2005), University of Heidelberg
Committee & Society Memberships German Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (GBM)
Alumni German National Merit Foundation & Selection Panel for German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)
Guest Editor Materials
Research Interests Andrea Haase’s research interests are mainly focused on nanotoxicology. To that end different cell lines, primary cells or 3D models are used. Nanoparticle mediated effects are analysed by standard assays, e.g. cytotoxicity or genotoxicity assays. In addition proteomic techniques are applied. Several current projects use proteomic approaches to understand interactions of nanoparticles with biomolecules, in particular proteins (i.e. protein corona) or to analyse changes in cellular proteins (i.e. protein oxidation) after nanoparticle treatment.
Selected current research projects:
1. nanoGEM (BMBF), co-workpackage leader for in situ characterisation of nanoparticles, www.nanogem.de
2. QualityNano (EU FP7), workpackage leader for development of alternative test methods for nanoparticle toxicity testing, www.qualitynano.eu
3. Modena (EU), WP leader toxicology, Management Committee Member, www.modena-cost.eu
4. Classification of nanomaterials according to oxidative stress potential, project leader, (funded by Ministry for the Environment, Agriculture, Food, Viniculture and Forests, Rheinland-Pfalz)
Recent Publications 1. Graf P., Mantion A., Haase A., Thünemann A.F., Masic A., Meier W., Luch A., Taubert A. Silicification of Peptide-Coated Silver Nanoparticles-A Biomimetic Soft Chemistry Approach toward Chiral Hybrid Core-Shell Materials. ACS Nano 5, 820- 833.

2. Haase A.*, Arlinghaus H.F.*, Tentschert J., Jungnickel H., Graf P., Mantion A., Draude F., Galla S., Plendl J., Goetz M.E., Mašić A., Meier W.P., Thünemann A.F., Taubert A., Luch A. Application of Laser-SNMS/TOF-SIMS in nanotoxicology: visualisation of nanosilver in human macrophages and cellular responses, ACS Nano 5, 3059- 3068.

3. Haase A., Rott S., Mantion A., Graf P., Plendl J., Thünemann A.F., Meier W.P., Taubert A., Luch A., Reiser G.
Effects of silver nanoparticles on primary mixed neural cell cultures: Uptake, oxidative stress and acute calcium responses. Toxicol. Sci. 126, 457- 468.

4. Henkler F., Tralau T., Tentschert J., Kneuer C., Haase A., Platzek T., Luch A., Götz M.E. (2012) Risk Assessment of nanomaterials in cosmetics: a European union perspective. Arch. Toxicol. 86, 1641-6.

 

 

 

Institution BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
 
Job Title  Scientific Assistant
MODENA Role Management Committee Substitute Member
Country Austria
Website www.bionanonet.at
Expertise Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biomedical Science; Workpackage Lead NANOFORCE (CEproject);
Committee & Society Memberships European Center for Nanotoxicology (EURO-NanoTox)
Research Interests Nanosciences, nanotoxicology, nanomedicine, nanosafety, medical and pharmaceutical science, regulatory aspects of nanotechnology
Recent Publications Falk A., Hartl S., Sinner F. „Regulation and Safety Implementation of Nanotechnology for Chemical Enterprises in the Central Europe Space”, submitted to: Journal of Physics: Conference Series Nanosafe 2012.

 

 

 

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Institution Reactomix
 
Job Title  R&D Manager
MODENA Role Management Committee Subsititute Member
Country Spain
Website www.reactomix.com
Current Expertise PhD in Biological Sciences
Committee & Society Memberships
Research Interests Metabolomics, enzymolome, high throughput screening, micro array technology.
Recent Publications 1. Bravo A, Illana B, Salas M. (2000), Compartmentalization of phage phi29 DNA replication: interaction between the primer terminal protein and the membrane-associated protein p1, EMBO J. 2000 Oct 16;19(20):5575-84.
2. Alejandro Serna-Rico, Belén Illana§, Margarita Salas and Wilfried J. J. Meijer (2000), The Putative Coiled Coil Domain of the φ29 Terminal Protein Is a Major Determinant Involved in Recognition of the Origin of Replication, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 275, 40529-40538.
3. Filip Lim, Gloria M Palomo, Christina Mauritz, Alfredo Giménez-Cassina, Belen Illana, Francisco Wandosell and Javier Díaz-Nido, (2007) Functional Recovery in a Friedreich's Ataxia Mouse Model by Frataxin Gene Transfer Using an HSV-1 Amplicon Vector, Molecular Therapy 15 6, 1072–1078. doi:10.1038/sj.mt.6300143

 

 

 

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Institution National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics
 
Job Title  Head of Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology
MODENA Role Management Committee Member
Country Estonia
Website www.kbfi.ee
Expertise My group was among the first ones in conducting research into the nanoecotoxicology of metal oxide nanoparticles. I have 80 articles in ISI WoS cited 1560 times and belong to the top 1% most cited scientists in area Environment/Ecology. In 2011, I received the Estonian State Science Award for the research “Ecotoxicology of synthetic nanoparticles and their toxicity mechanisms”. I have been awarded several FP6 and FP7 research grants.
Committee & Society Memberships Chair-person of the Estonian Society of Toxicology, member of Estonian Society of Microbiology. Member of SETAC, member of Scandinavian Society of Cell Toxicology
Research Interests Ecotoxicology of nanoparticles, antimicrobial effects of nanoparticles, in vitro toxicology, heavy metals
Recent Publications 1. Kahru, A. and Ivask, A. (2013) Mapping the Dawn of Nanoecotoxicological Research. Accounts of Chemical Research. Acc. Chem. Res., 2013, 46 (3), pp 823-833
2. Aruoja, V., Sihtmäe, M., Dubourguier, HC, Kahru, A. (2011) Toxicity of 58 substituted anilines and phenols to algae Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata and bacteria Vibrio fischeri: Comparison with published data and QSARs. Chemosphere, Vol. 84, Issue 10, p. 1310-1320.
3. Kahru, A., Dubourguier, H-C., 2010. From ecotoxicology to nanoecotoxicology. Toxicology 269(2-3), 105-119.

 

 

 

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Institution National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia
Job Title  Senior Researcher
MODENA Role DC Rapporteur
Country Slovenia
Website www.ki.si
Current Expertise Prof. Venceslav Kaucic received his PhD in Chemistry from the University of Ljubljana in 1977 and received a Full Professorship at the same University in 1992. He carried out his post-doc at Chemistry Department at the University of Leicester, UK (1981/1983) and was a visiting Professor at the University of Manchester in 1992. He was a head of the Laboratory for Inorganic Chemistry and Technology at the National Institute of Chemistry in Ljubljana from 1992 to 2012 and professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Ljubljana.
Committee & Society Memberships He coordinates an extensive research programme Nanoporous Materials (2009-2014), funded by the Slovenian Research Agency. He has been a member of the Editorial Board of Microporous and Mesoporous Materials since 2003.
He is currently the president of the Slovenian Chemical Society, the president of the Science Council of the Slovenian Science Foundation and since 2012 Vice CEO of ENMIX - European Nanoporous Materials Institute of Excellence. He was awarded Slovenian National Award for Highest Achievements in Science in 1997.
Research Interests His current research interests include synthesis and characterisation of porous solids (micro- and mesoporous materials, their composites and metal-organic frameworks), with the emphasis on the use and development of crystallographic methods. He is the author or co-author of over 160 scientific papers in the SCI journals and has supervised over 20 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students.
Recent Publications Full publication list: http://splet02.izum.si/cobiss/bibliography?code=03373&langbib=eng&biblwork=2&tg=1

Three recent publications:
1. BIRSA ČELIČ, Tadeja, RANGUS, Mojca, LAZAR, Karoly, KAUČIČ, Venčeslav, ZABUKOVEC LOGAR, Nataša. Spectroscopic evidence for the structure directing role of the solvent in the synthesis of two iron carboxylates. Angew. Chem. (Int. ed., Print), 2012, 51, 12490-12494

2. RISTIĆ, Alenka, ZABUKOVEC LOGAR, Nataša, HENNINGER, Stefan K., KAUČIČ, Venčeslav. The performance of small-pore microporous aluminophosphates in low-temperature solar energy storage : the structure-property relationship. Adv. funct. mater., 2012, 22, iss. 9, 1952-1957

3. NOVAK TUŠAR, Nataša, MAUČEC, Darja, RANGUS, Mojca, ARČON, Iztok, MAZAJ, Matjaž, COTMAN, Magda, PINTAR, Albin, KAUČIČ, Venčeslav. Manganese functionalized silicate nanoparticles as a fenton-type catalyst for water purification by advanced oxidation processes (AOP). Adv. funct. mater., 2012, 22,
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Institution University of Tartu, Institute of chemistry
Job Title  Senior Researcher
MODENA Role Management Committee Member
Country Estonia
Website University: www.ut.ee/en
Institute: http://www.chem.ut.ee/index.aw/set_lang_id=2
Expertise PhD (theoretical and computational chemistry, 1997)
MSc (theoretical and computational chemistry, 1993)
BSc (organic and bio-organic chemistry, 1991)
Committee & Society Memberships Committees:
2012 - … member, scientific council, Institute of chemistry, University of Tartu
2012 - … member of international steering committee, International Workshop on Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships in Environmental and Health Sciences, series held since 1983.
2012 - member of editorial board, journal "SAR & QSAR in Environmental Research", (Taylor & Francis)
2008 - member of the board, Scientific Computing Center (SCC), University of Tartu

Society:
2010 - member, The Cheminformatics and QSAR Society
2009 - member, Estonian Chemical Society
2007 - member, American Chemical Society
Research Interests Computational chemistry (QChem, QSAR, etc.) in the study of complex molecular systems of biomedical (incl. nanomedicine) and environmental importance (incl. predictive toxicology). Molecular design of biotechnological and macromolecular systems (incl. virtual screening of protein and ligand libraries)
Recent Publications See ETIS portal: https://www.etis.ee/portaal/isikuCV.aspx?PersonVID=2434&lang=en

 

 



Institution Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Job Title  Senior Principle Research Scientist; Nanosafety Stream Leader
MODENA Role MC non-COST Participant
Country Australia
Website http://www.csiro.au/
Current Expertise BSc (Hons), PhD
Committee & Society Memberships Committee membership:
Australian Government’s Enabling Technologies HSE Working Group; International Governance Board for the Consumer Products Inventory, Project on Emerging Technologies, Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, USA; International Advisory Board for the Korean Consortium for Nanosafety Research.

Society membership:
Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
Research Interests Effects of engineered nanomaterials on human health and the natural environment. Sequence-specific DNA structure and function.
Recent Publications 1. McCall MJ, Coleman VA, Herrmann J, Kirby JK, Gardner IR, Brent PJ, Johnson CM (2013) Nature Nanotechnology 8 307-308. A tiered approach.

2. Winkler DA, Mombelli E, Pietroiusti A, Tran L, Worth A, Fadeel B, McCall MJ (2012) Toxicology (Nov 16). Applying quantitative structure-activity relationship approaches to nanotoxicology: Current status and future potential.

3. Gulson B, McCall M, Korsch M, Gomez L, Casey P, Oytam Y, Taylor A, McCulloch M, Trotter J, Kinsley L, Greenoak G (2010) Toxicological Sciences 118 140-149. Small amounts of zinc from zinc oxide particles in sunscreens applied outdoors are absorbed through human skin.

 

 

 

Institution INERIS  
Job Title  Engineer
MODENA Role Management Committee Member 
Country France 
Website http://www.ineris.fr/
Current Expertise PhD
Committee & Society Memberships
Research Interests QSAR models for regulatory purposes
Recent Publications Winkler DA, Mombelli E, Pietroiusti A, Tran L, Worth A, Fadeel B, McCall MJ. (2012), Applying quantitative structure-activity relationship approaches to nanotoxicology: Current status and future potential, Toxicology. 2012 (in print)

 

 

 

Institution National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM)
 
Job Title  Nano-immunologist
MODENA Role Management Committee Member
Country The Netherlands
Website www.rivm.nl
Expertise Nanotoxicology, toxicology, risk assessment, dose-response modelling, exposure assessment
Committee & Society Memberships Registered EUROTOX toxicologist
Research Interests Methods and approaches to advance the risk assessment of nanomaterials
Recent Publications The effect of particle size on the cytotoxicity, inflammation, developmental toxicity and genotoxicity of silver nanoparticles.
Park MV, Neigh AM, Vermeulen JP, de la Fonteyne LJ, Verharen HW, Briedé JJ, van Loveren H, de Jong WH.
Biomaterials. 2011 Dec;32(36):9810-7.

The status of in vitro toxicity studies in the risk assessment of nanomaterials.
Park MV, Lankveld DP, van Loveren H, de Jong WH.
Nanomedicine (Lond). 2009 Aug;4(6):669-85

In vitro developmental toxicity test detects inhibition of stem cell differentiation by silica nanoparticles.
Park MV, Annema W, Salvati A, Lesniak A, Elsaesser A, Barnes C, McKerr G, Howard CV, Lynch I, Dawson KA, Piersma AH, de Jong WH.
Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 2009 Oct 1;240(1):108-16.

View more of my publications in Research Gate, and find my thesis here

 

 

 

Institution RIVM  
Job Title  Senior Researcher
MODENA Role Management Committee Member 
Country Netherlands
Website www.rivm.nl
Current Expertise
Committee & Society Memberships Member of SETAC, Secretary IUPAC Commission on Soil and Water Chemistry, Secretary of the IUPAC Division on Chemistry and the Environment, Member of the board of the Section on Environmental Chemistry of the Dutch Royal Chemical Society.
Research Interests Fate and effect assessment of organic and inorganic nanomaterials in the environment, Implementation of bioavailability of heavy metals in risk assessment procedures, Development and application of quantitative structure activity relationships (QSARs) for the estimation of physical chemical properties and transformation rates of chemical substances in the environment, with the aim of using these QSARs in models for ecological risk assessment.
Recent Publications 1. S.W.P. Wijnhoven, W.J.G.M. Peijnenburg, C.A. Herberts, W.I. Hagens, A.G. Oomen, E.H.W. Heugens, B. Roszek, J. Bisschops, I. Gosens, D. van de Meent, S. Dekkers, W. de Jong, M. van Zijverden, A.J.A.M. Sips, R.E. Geertsma. Nano-silver - a review of available data and knowledge gaps in human and environmental risk assessment. Nanotoxicology, 3, 109-138, 2009.
2. J. Quik, M. Cohen Stuart, M. Wouterse, W. Peijnenburg, A.J. Hendriks, D. van de Meent. Natural colloids are the dominant factor in the sedimentation of nanoparticles. Environ. Toxicol. Chem., 31, 1019-1022, 2012.
3. L. Song, M. Vijver, W. Peijnenburg, G. de Snoo. Smart nanotoxicity testing for biodiversity conservation. Environ. Sci. Technol., 45, 6229–6230, 2011.

 

 

 

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Institution University of Rome Tor Vergata
 
Job Title  Assistant Professor
MODENA Role MC Member 
Country Italy
Website www.uniroma2.it
Current Expertise Medical Doctor-Occupational Physician
 
Committee & Society Memberships Member of the Italian Society of Occupational Medicine
e-member of the Royal Chemical Society
 
Research Interests Nanotoxicology, Nanomedicine
 
Recent Publications Toxicology 2013 33 (1), pp 15-24

Particle and Fibre Toxicology 2013 10 (1) art n. 21

Small 2013 9 (9-10) pp 1557-1572
 

   

 

 

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Institution National R&D Institute for Non-Ferrous and Rare Metals – IMNR
Job Title  Experienced researcher, Laboratory of Nanostructured Materials
MODENA Role Management Committee Substitute Member and Core Group Member
Country Romania
Website www.imnr.ro or ro.linkedin.com/pub/madalina-popescu/35/33/31b/
Expertise - PhD in Physical Chemistry since 2008, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Faculty of Industrial Chemistry
- Postgraduate diploma in the field of Thermodynamics and Advanced Electrochemistry, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Faculty of Industrial Chemistry (2003)
- Diplomat engineer in Chemistry, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Faculty of Industrial Chemistry, Specialization Technology of Macromolecular Compounds (2002)
- Postdoctoral fellowship in Biomaterials POSDRU ID 55216/2010-2013
Committee & Society Memberships Romanian Society of Biomaterials
Research Interests Hydrothermal synthesis of nanostructured materials, calcium phosphates, polymers, dendrimers, biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine.
Recent Publications 1. L. M. Popescu, C. F. Rusti, R. M. Piticescu, T. Valero, S. Kintzios, T. Buruiana, Synthesis and characterization of acid polyurethane – hydroxyapatite composites for biomedical applications, Journal of Composite Materials, 47(5) (2013) pp. 603-612.

2. E. Vasile, M. Popescu, R. M. Piticescu, A. Burlacu, Tinca Buruiana, Physico-chemical and biocompatible properties of hydroxyapatite based composites prepared by an innovative synthesis route; Materials Letters, 79 (2012) 85-88.

3. L.M. Popescu, R. M. Piticescu, M. Stoiciu, E. Vasile, R. Trusca, Investigation of thermal behaviour of hybrid nanostructures based on Fe2O3 and PAMAM dendrimers, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 110(1) p. 357-362, 2012

 

 

 

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Institution University of Gdansk
Job Title  Associate Professor, Head of Laboratory of Environmental Chemometrics
MODENA Role Management Committee Member
Country Poland
Website http://www.chem.univ.gda.pl/pchs/
Current Expertise PhD, DSc
Committee & Society Memberships Active member of the nanosafety community: member of the MODENA COST Action Steering Committee and leader of two EU FP7 projects conducted within the European NanoSafety Cluster.
Recipient of few prestigious national and international fellowships, including the fellowship of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and the Foundation for Polish Science.
Research Interests Current projects of Prof Puzyn's group focus on the development of computational methods for risk assessment of chemicals. Recent contributions include new QSAR models for nanomaterials (nano-QSAR).
Recent Publications http://www.chem.univ.gda.pl/pchs/?page_id=29

 

 

Institution Al Qasemi Academic College
Job Title  Head of Drug Discovery Informatics Lab
MODENA Role Management Committee Member
Country Israel
Website http://www.qsm.ac.il/mop/staff/anwar_rayan/site.htm
Current Expertise B.Sc. in chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (degree awarded with distinction)
Ph.D. Computational Chemistry
Expert in Structural Modeling, Chemoinformatics and Bioinformatics.
Committee & Society Memberships Anwar Rayan is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Computational Bioinformatics and In Silico Modeling. In addition to MODENA COST Action, he is MC member of COST Action CM1207 “GLISTEN: GPCR-Ligand Interactions, Structures, and Transmembrane Signalling: a European Research Network"., BM1207 “Networking towards clinical application of antisense-mediated exon skipping” and BM1204 “An integrated European platform for pancreas cancer research: from basic science to clinical and public health interventions for a rare disease”.
Research Interests The Laboratory of Drug Discovery Informatics in AlQasemi Academic College headed by Dr. Anwar Rayan develops/employs algorithms and computer techniques for drug design and structural/functional biology studies. Anwar Rayan was involved in development of two novel algorithms (Iterative Stochastic Elimination algorithm & Intelligent Learning Engine technique). He is CEO and founder of GeneArrest LTD company and founded with others four startup companies (IDD Therapeutics, Rand Biotechnologies, Pepticom, Sensotrade).
Recent Publications Selected papers related to chemoinformatics and modeling by utilizing chemical descriptors:

1. Anwar Rayan, Mizied Falah, Jamal Raiyn, Beny Da'adoosh, Sleman Kadan, Hilal Zaid and Amiram Goldblum (2013). "Implication of ISE for indexing molecules for their hERG liability". European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, Available online 13 May 2013. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejmech.2013.04.059

2. Anwar Rayan, David Marcus and Amiram Goldblum. "Predicting Oral Drug-likeness by Iterative Stochastic Elimination". J Chem Inf Model. 22; 50(3): 437-45 (2010).

3. Anwar Rayan, Mizied Falah, Hafiz Mawasi and Nur-Eldin Raiyn. "Assessing drugs for their cardio-toxicity". Letters in Drug Design & Discovery 7(6):409-414 (2010).

 

 

Institution Norwegian Institute of Public health
Job Title  Senior Scientist
MODENA Role Management Committee Member
Country Norway
Website www.fhi.no
Expertise Worked in the field of receptors, signalling mechanisms, growth regulation and carcinogenesis in Department of Pharmacology, University of Oslo from 1980-1992. PhD 1987. Since 1992 as toxicologist in Environmental Medicine at Norwegian Institute of Public Health, working with ambient particles, signalling mechanisms, inflammation and cell death, with major emphasis on in vitro models. More recently also in the field of nanotoxicology.
Committee & Society Memberships Member and previous chair of “Norwegian Society of Pharmacology and Toxicology (NSFT)”
Research Interests Nano –and ambient particle toxicology, lung and cardiovascular toxicology, inflammation, signalling mechanisms, risk assessment.
Recent Publications 1. Sandberg WJ, Låg M, Holme JA, Friede B, Gualtieri M, Kruszewski M, Schwarze PE, Skuland T, Refsnes M. Comparison of non-crystalline silica nanoparticles in IL-1β release from macrophages. Part Fibre Toxicol. 2012 Aug 10;9:32. doi: 10.1186/1743-8977-9-32.

2. Gualtieri M, Skuland T, Iversen TG, Låg M, Schwarze P, Bilaničová D, Pojana G, Refsnes M. Importance of agglomeration state and exposure conditions for uptake and pro-inflammatory responses to amorphous silica nanoparticles in bronchial epithelial cells. Nanotoxicology. 2012 Nov;6(7):700-12. doi: 10.3109/17435390.2011.604441. Epub 2011 Jul 28. PMID: 21793771.

3. Totlandsdal AI, Skomedal T, Låg M, Osnes JB, Refsnes M. Pro-inflammatory potential of ultrafine particles in mono- and co-cultures of primary cardiac cells. Toxicology. 2008 May 2;247(1):23-32. doi: 10.1016/j.tox.2008.01.019. Epub 2008 Feb 6.

 

 

Institution Bern University of Applied Sciences
Job Title  Director
MODENA Role DC Rapporteur
Country Switzerland
Website http://www.ti.bfh.ch/
Current Expertise Physicist, materials sciences
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Institution National Institute of Health
 
Job Title  Head of Research Unit. Environmental Health Department
MODENA Role Management Committee Member 
Country Portugal
Website www.insa.pt
Expertise - Biochemistry degree, at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto (1993).
- Master Science degree in Public Health, Occupational Toxicology, at the Medical School of Porto University (1997).
- PhD in Biomedical Sciences, at the Medical School of Porto University (2005).
Committee & Society Memberships Vice-president of Portuguese Toxicology Association
Research Interests Main area of scientific activity is concerned with the genetic damage caused by genotoxic and carcinogenic compounds, mainly in the environmental and occupational areas. The effects of genotoxic xenobiotics are studied in a multistage approach, including environmental and biological monitoring. His work is focused on the molecular mechanisms involved in the cascade of genotoxic/carcinogenic events in relation to exposure to xenobiotics, as well as on the factors of individual susceptibility modulating genotoxic and/or carcinogenic effects
Recent Publications 1. Fraga, S., Faria,H., Soares,M.E., Duarte, J.A., Soares, L., Pereira, E., Costa-Pereira, C.,
Teixeira, J.P., Bastos, M.L., Carmo. H. (2013) Influence of the surface coating on the
cytotoxicity, genotoxicity and uptake of gold nanoparticles in human HepG2 cells. J. Appl. Toxicol. DOI 10.1002/jat.2865

2. Valdiglesias, V., Costa, C., Kiliça, G.,Costa, S., Pásaro, E., Laffon, B., Teixeira, J.P. (2013) Neuronal cytotoxicity and genotoxicity induced by zinc oxide nanoparticles. Environment International 55: 92–100

3. Valdiglesias, V., Costa, C., Sharma V., Kiliç G, Dhawan A., Pásaro E., Teixeira, J.P., Laffon, B. (2013) Comparative study on effects of two different types of titanium dioxide nanoparticles on human neuronal cells. Food and Chemical Toxicology (accepted; in press)

 

 

 

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Institution Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Department of Civil Engineering
Job Title  Researcher
MODENA Role Management Committee Substitute Member
Country Greece
Website www.civil.auth.gr
Current Expertise Ecotoxicity assessment of solid waste, fate and transport of pollutants in aquatic and terrestrial environment, bioavailability of heavy metals
Committee & Society Memberships Technical Chamber of Greece
International Society of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety (SECOTOX)
Research Interests Environmental toxicology, wastewater treatment and reuse, characterization and utilization of solid waste, ecotoxicity and bioavailability of nanomaterials.
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Institution CEA
Job Title  Research Scientist
MODENA Role Management Committee Member
Country France
Website http://www.cea.fr/english-portal
Expertise PhD in Biological Science
Committee & Society Memberships Radiation Research, French society for Radioprotection
Member of working groups on Assessment of the risks associated with nanomaterials (ANSES, OMNT)
Research Interests Radiotoxicology, Nanotoxicology, in vitro and in vivo models for studying pulmonary and cutaneous/wound contamination with toxicants, inflammation.
Recent Publications https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Anne_Van_der_Meeren/?ev=brs_act

1. VAN DER MEEREN A., GREMY O., RENAULT D., MIROUX A., BRUEL S., GRIFFITHS N., TOURDES F. Plutonium behaviour after pulmonary administration according to solubility properties and consequences on alveolar macrophage activation. J. Radiat. Res., 2012, 53, 184-194.

2. GREMY O., TSAPIS N., BRUEL S., RENAULT D., VAN DER MEEREN A. Decorporation approach following rat lung decorporation with a moderately soluble compound of Plutonium using local and dystemic Ca-DTPA combined chelation. Radiat. Res., 2012, 178, 217-223.

3. GRIFFITHS N.M, WILK J-C., ABRAM M-C., RENAULT Q., HELFER N., GUICHET C. VAN DER MEEREN A. Internal contamination by actinides after wounding: a robust rodent model for assessment of local and distant actinide retention. Health Physics, 2012, 103, 187-194.

 

 

Institution Thomas More Kempen
Job Title  Lecturer, Research Manager
MODENA Role Management Committee Member
Country Belgium
Website http://www.khk.be/khk04/eng/ or http://www.thomasmore.be/
Expertise Pharmacist (Master)
Industrial Pharmacist (Master after Master)
PhD
Committee & Society Memberships Belgian Society of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA)
Research Interests QSARs – computer models
Pharmaceutical compounds
Test methods to determine the physicochemical and biological properties
Analytical techniques
Nanoparticles
Recent Publications http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sabine_Van_Miert/

 

 

 

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    Prof Lang TRAN (UK)
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