Nanoparticles

Transmission electron microscopy image of titanium dioxide particles.

The use of engineered nanoparticles in daily-use products and for medical applications is one of the challenges of today science. Due to their small size, these products develop singular physical and chemical properties, making them promising tools that can be implemented in future technologies.

However, even if research aiming at identifying their impact on human health and on the environment is ongoing for 15-20 years, knowledge of their toxicological and ecotoxicological impact is still fragmentary.

We work on the assessment of toxicological and ecotoxicological impact of metallic and metal oxide nanoparticle, as well as carbon nanotube. Our models are essentially in vitro models, i.e. cultured cells (models of lung, kidney, liver and gut) and plants grown in hydroponics.

 

Last update : 10/21 2016 (994)

 

 

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