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Nano-Safety Research Group

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

Quality Nano

QNANO: Quality Nano

Staff: Vicki Stone, Teresa Fernandes, Helinor Johnston


Funding: FP7


Project Aims:

The main aims of the project are to:

  • integrate 28 top European analytical & experimental facilities in nanotechnology, medicine and natural sciences with the goal of developing and implementing best practice and quality in all aspects of nanosafety assessment

Our role within the project is to:

Chair the Biological Expert Group who will provide advice to QualityNano partners about different aspects of the project such as the Round Robin exercises, and workshop content.


Project Website:



  • Natural History Museum (UK)
  • Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) (UK)
  • University of Leeds (UK)
  • University of Exeter (UK)
  • Joint Research Centre - JRC - European Commission (JRC) (Belgium)
  • Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix de Namur (FUNDP) (Belgium)
  • Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek NV (VITO) (Belgium)
  • Tyoeterveyslaitos Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH)(Finland)
  • University Paris Sud (UPS) (France)
  • Institut National de L'Environnement Industriel et des Risques (INERIS) (France)
  • Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR) (Germany)
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) (Germany)
  • Helmholtz Zentrum München, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt, GmbH (HMGU) (Germany)
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) (Germany)
  • Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV) (Germany)
  • University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin (NUID UCD) (Ireland)
  • Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures & Nanodevices (CRANN), Trinity College, Dublin (Ireland)
  • Tel-Aviv University (TAU) (Israel)
  • Stichting Dienst Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (DLO/RIKILT) (Netherlands)
  • Wageningen University (WU)  (Netherlands)
  • Norsk Institutt for Luftforskning (NILU) (Norway)
  • Slovenská Zdravotnícka Univerzita v Bratislave (SMU) (Slovakia)
  • Asociación Centro de Investigación Cooperativa en Biomateriales (CIC)  (Spain)
  • Institut Català de Nanotecnologia (ICN) (Spain)
  • Uppsala University (UU) (Sweden)
  • Institut Universitaire Romand de Santé au Travail (IST) (Switzerland)



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