Wissensplattform Nanomaterialien

Information about nanomaterials and their safety assessment
  • Knowledge Base

    Carbon black in tires, quantum dots in LEDs or titanium nitride in PET bottles ...
    Our knowledge base provides information on products and applications of nanomaterials, illuminates health and environmental aspects.

  • News

    News and information around the topic of nanotechnology.

  • Research

    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.

  • Nano Basics

    Basic information about nanomaterials for humans and the environment.


Welcome to DaNa2.0 (Data and knowledge on Nanomaterials)

What exactly are nanoparticles? What is meant by “exposure”? When do toxicologists speak of a risk? This and many more questions regarding research on safety aspects of nanomaterials are answered here.

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Current Research

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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.


Current Events

Mon Oct 12 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
InterNano Summer School 2015
Mon Oct 19 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Workshop Advances in nanoparticulate carriers
Wed Oct 21 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Nanoweek 2015 - National Conference in University of Limerick
Mon Oct 26 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
NanoFar 2015 – Autum School
Mon Oct 26 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
NFA 2015
Thu Oct 29 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
ICoN 2015 - International Conference on Nanotheranostics
Wed Nov 04 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
CompNanoTox 2015
Mon Nov 09 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Systems Biology in Nanosafety Research - The 3rd Mini-Conference on Nanotoxicology
Mon Nov 09 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
CBB 2015 - Crossing Biological Barriers
Wed Nov 11 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
DTU & Empa Workshop on Environmental Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials
Tue Nov 17 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
NanoVision Autumn 2015
Mon Nov 23 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
NanoMED 2015
Tue Nov 24 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Vienanno 2015
Mon Dec 07 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
European Nanomedicine Meeting - ENM 2015
Mon Jun 27 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
nanoFIS 2016
Sun Aug 07 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Nano 2016