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An SFI Strategic Research Cluster (SRC) investigating the fundamental interactions between nanoparticles and living systems.

One important area of research in the CBNI is the potential impact of nanoparticles on the environment. To this end, we have established an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) nationally funded unit of activity in the arena of nanosafety of which the project NanoEcoInteractions is part of.

INSPIRE, the Integrated Nanoscience Platform for Ireland, is a national collaborative project funded by the HEA through the PRLTI4 Scheme to facilitate collaboration and partnership between Irish Universities working in Nanoscience research and education.

An FP7 project that investigates the European labour market for personnel trained in nanotechnology. 


NanoImpactNet is an FP7 coordination action establishing a multidisciplinary European network on the health and environmental impact of nanomaterials.

Development of a platform and toolkit for understanding interactions between nanoparticles and the living world.

Engineered nanomaterial mechanisms of interactions with living systems and the environment: a universal framework for safe nanotechnology.

Biological Foundation for the Safety Classification of Engineered Nanomaterials (ENM): Systems Biology Approaches to Understand Interactions of ENM with Living Organisms and the Environment.

An FP7 collaborative project that aims to develop phenomenological models for nanoparticle interactions with proteins, cells and biological barriers.

Towards new generations of neuro-implantable devices: engineering NEUROns/carbon NANOtubes integrated functional units.

An FP7 research infrastructure to establish good practice for nanosafety assessment via Joint Research, Networking and Transnational Access activities.

CBNI are also involved as partners in other European projects coordinated by institutes across Europe: 3MiCRONBisNanoMARINA

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