S.2: Characterisation of Systems
Prof. Kenneth A. Dawson is Director of the Centre for BioNano Interactions (CBNI), which is the National platform for excellence in the interaction of nanoparticles with living systems. He is also a lead investigator of the bionanoscience activities in University College Dublin, and Chair of Physical Chemistry.
The eNanoMapper EU FP7 project is developing a data management and analysis infrastructure together with ontologies supporting the safety assessment activities of the European nanomaterials research and development community.
Nanoparticle (NP) are often found to have very unique properties and it is necessary to carefully assess their toxicities before these NPs are widely used for various consumer products.