• 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 Sep 26 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
11th International Particle Toxicology Conference
Thu Sep 29 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
FFF-MS Workshop of engineered nanoparticles in complex matrices
Wed Oct 19 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Mon Oct 24 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
OpenTox EURO 2016
Mon Oct 24 @ 9:20AM - 06:00PM
EU-US NanoEHS Workshop 2016
Wed Nov 09 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
ANNIC 2016 - Applied Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
Wed Nov 09 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
ANNIC 2016 - Angewandte Nanotechnologie & Nanowissenschaften
Tue Feb 07 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
NMSA Conference - Nanomaterial Safety Assessment
Thu Apr 06 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
2nd BfR and Fraunhofer Symposium on Nanotechnology
Mon Jun 12 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
CompNanoTox 2017
Wed Jun 28 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Nanotech France 2017