THE EUROPEAN UPCONVERSION NETWORK
From the Design of Photon-Upconverting Nanomaterials to Biomedical Applications : COST CM1403
PLACE OF WORK:
BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
Elisabethstraße 20/2, 8010 Graz
Phone : +43 699 15526601
Email : Andreas.Falk (at) bionanonet.at
COST ROLE : NanoSafety-Aspects, Nanotoxicity
Description of the Organisations and PI
BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (BNN) is an Austrian scientific network that specializes in the Key Enabling Technologies nanotechnology and biotechnology on a national and international basis, with the emphasis on (1) nanotoxicology, (2) sensortechnologies, as well as (3) health, safety, (nano-)medicine and additionally supports projects in coordination, management, dissemination and communication. BioNanoNet is a European key player in the field of nanosafety, specialised in developing nano-safety-by-design strategies together with researchers and industry.
Andreas Falk, (male), is CEO of BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft mbH and he was/is part of several completed (i.e., NanoProdEx, NANOFORCE, NanoDiode, NANoREG) and ongoing projects (i.e., SPIDIMAN, R2R Biofluidics, SeeingNano, Hi-Response, INSPIRED, NANOSOLUTIONS, ProSafe, EC4SafeNano) in the thematic field of nanotechnology, nanotoxicology, nano-health and sensor solutions. He coordinates the EURO-NanoTox (European Center for Nanotoxicology) which is focusing on fostering the communication between experts in the field of nanotoxicology and nano-safety. He represents Austria, BioNanoNet and its members within several national and international working groups (NanoSafetyCluster safe-by-design working group, European Technology Platforms Nanomedicine and SusChem, NANOfutures, COST-Actions TD1204, CM1403, etc.). He holds a degree in biomedical science (1999) and business administration (2011), combining two major scientific and economic fields, which are a valuable basis in addressing nano-related safety and business aspects as well as project management.
Description and scientific profiles of the group
BNN coordinates the Austrian NanoSafety-Research-community and therefore has access to key technologies for nano-safety assessment along the value chain (e.g., nano-safety-by-design strategies). BNN provides communication and dissemination services; its newsletters reaches “nano-professionals” worldwide. Standardisation and regulatory aspects of nanotechnology (e.g. safety data sheets, exposure scenarios, REACH context, etc.) is key topics in the research of BNN.
The core competencies of the scientific team of BNN are
Furthermore, BNN supports in project management and project dissemination activities based on the multi-year experience with national and European projects in the management team of BioNanoNet.
Most significant recently published papers:
Related research grants:
National ongoing projects:
European ongoing projects:
Chair: dr Hans Gorris (University of Regensburg, Germany)
Vice-Chair: prof.Tero Soukka (University of Turku, Finland)
COST Science Officer: Dr. Lucia Forzi (Bruseels, Belgium)
STSMs Manager: dr hab. Artur Bednarkiewicz (PAS & WCB EIT+, Poland)
web page : Artur Bednarkiewicz Copyright © 2016 All Rights Reserved