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Junior Research Group Nanotoxicology

The Junior Research Group Nanotoxicology conducts research concerning the uptake and effects of orally ingested nanomaterials on the human body, with a main focus on the intestine and liver.

Inorganic (metallic, mineral) as well as organic particles are examined, which includes micro and nanoplastics. Toxicological and analytical testing methods are used, above all human cell cultures.

The group is based in the Food Safety department and is currently made up of one scientist, three doctoral candidates and a technical assistant.

The group is actively involved in national and international research projects.


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Organisation Chart of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment 93.5 KB


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Visitors' address
Max-Dohrn-Str. 8-10
D - 10589 Berlin

Postal address
Postfach 12 69 42
D - 10609 Berlin



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