Nanomaterials are being used in more and more areas, and have many properties that could contribute to sustainable development. At the same time, there are significant gaps in our understanding of their environmental characteristics. This programme offers an interdisciplinary research environment that will generate new knowledge, identify new applications and help ensure safe use of nanotechnology.
Julie Gold at Chalmers University of Technology took up her post as the new programme director.
Scientific results emerged showing that systems biology could be used to study the toxicological effects of nanomaterials, based on modelling of how proteins and genes are affected.