Special Issue "Environmental Fate and Effect of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials"


A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2015

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Mónica Amorim
Department of Biology & CESAM, University of Aveiro, 3810-193, Aveiro, Portugal
Website: http://www.cesam.ua.pt/index.php?tabela=pessoaldetail&menu=82&user=90
E-Mail: mjamorim@ua.pt
Interests: nanotoxicology; toxicogenomics; soil ecotoxicology; mechanisms of response; systems toxicology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanomaterials (NMs) are rapidly developing and have a vast range of applications. Consequently, there is a concomitant increase in the risk of these materials being released into the environment. Reasonably, there is concern about the hazards and sustainability of nanotechnology; this concern has driven impressive progress in the field of nanotoxicology. However, there is still a considerable need for environmental data that can support modelling and the extrapolation of effects; data concerning transformed/released/aged materials is also needed.

This Special Issue aims to tackle the aforementioned needs and will focus on the effects of NMs in biological systems and their risk assessment in the environment and complex media. Results from experimental data, including exposure within various test media and biological models, with proper materials characterization, are welcome. Effect assessment ranging from standard biological endpoints at the population level to subcellular levels, and more mechanistic-based approaches, including studies concerning gene-environment interactions, epigenetics, molecular signaling, and biomarkers, are also encouraged. Papers that discuss aspects of cross-species, modelling, intelligent testing strategies, safer-by-design approaches, and innovative techniques for the measurement of materials are welcome as well.

Dr. Mónica Amorim
Guest Editor


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  • nanomaterials/nanoparticles
  • biological systems
  • environment
  • environmental risk assessment
  • safety
  • nanotoxicology
  • characterization of nanomaterials
  • detection

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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(2), 1253-1278; doi:10.3390/ijerph120201253
Received: 22 September 2014 / Accepted: 15 January 2015 / Published: 23 January 2015
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Last update: 23 February 2015

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