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    Research regarding the impacts of nanoparticles on people and the environment is needed. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research funds projects to fill knowledge gaps and to initiate measures to identify and minimize risk.

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    Basic information about nanomaterials for humans and the environment.


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NanoValid Summer School 2014

The FP7 EU project NanoValid is hosting its first summer school on "Synthesis, characterization and aquatic ecotoxicity testing of nanoparticles" from 16th - 17th June 2014 in the beautiful Estonian capital, Tallinn. The Summer school will focus on dispersion, characterisation and ecotoxicological testing of nanoparticles and will include both lectures and hands-on lab work provided by top experts from the NanoValid project and leading European scientific institutions


You will find further information on the summer school in the announcement flyer (PDF, 200 KB) and also on the project website www.nanovalid.eu.


Registration & Participation

Participation fees are €150 for NanoValid project partners and € 200 for external participants with catering included. You can register for the summer school via E-mail (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) until 30th April 2014.



Dr. Margit Heinlaan
National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics
Akadeemia tee 23, 12618 Tallinn, Estonia

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Information on the sponsorship programmes of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research on nanotechnologies for humans and the environment.


Knowledge Base

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A database with important and generally understandable aspects on health and environment of applied nanomaterials as well as facts on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials.


Nano Basics

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The chapters on release, exposure, uptake and behavior of nanomaterials in the human body and in the environment as well as the risk assessment will give you a first overview.



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