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Nano-Safety Research Group

Specialists in the assessment of nanomaterial toxicity to human health and the environment

Nanoparticle-Protein Interactions

The role of nanoparticle-protein interactions in determining toxicity.

Staff: Vicki Stone, David Brown, Eva Gubbins

Funding:The Colt Foundation

Project Aims:

To investigate the interaction of nanoparticles with proteins, and to determine how this impacts not only on nanomaterial toxicity, but also the activity of the protein.

Project Partners

  • University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland

Related Publications

  • Johnston H, Brown D, Kermanizadeh A, Gubbins E, Stone V. (2012). Investigating the relationship between nanomaterial hazard and physico-chemical properties: informing the exploitation of nanomaterials within therapeutic and diagnostic applications.J Control Release. 164(3):307-13.



Nanomaterial agglomeration when dispersed in biological medium