The DaNa4.0 Team
The team of the BMBF project DaNa4.0 dealt with the question of whether new, innovative materials, including nanomaterials, can be harmful to humans and the environment and how humans and the environment come into contact with these materials. DaNa4.0 was the follow-up project to DaNa2.0 (2013-2019) and built on its results.
The DaNa4.0 project ended in November 2023. The website with information on the safety and sustainability of innovative materials is still available. However, no updates are currently being provided.
The scientists in the fields of human toxicology, ecotoxicology, biology and chemistry prepared complex, toxicological issues from current materials research in an generally understandable format for non-scientists, i.e. interested consumers, journalists, politicians, NGOs, etc. The scientists communicated these topics via this website www.nanopartikel.info, brochures and information flyers.
In addition, the scientific results from the projects of the current BMBF funding measure NanoCare4.0 were processed and integrated into this knowledge base. The team of experts analysed current scientific literature on human and environmental toxicology of new, advanced and application-safe materials / nanomaterials to expand the knowledge platform. The evaluation of these current research results for the DaNa knowledge base was based on a careful scientific approach using the DaNa criteria catalogue.
Dr. Christoph Steinbach
Dr. Nadja Möller
Dr. Katja Nau
Human toxicology, Website
Dr. Dana Kühnel
Dr. Andreas Mattern
Prof. em. Dr. Harald Krug
Human toxicology, Environmental toxicology