Department Environmental Toxicology

Next generation tools for risk governance of nanomaterials

CaLIBRAte is part of European Union’s Horizon 2020 research programme addressing the risk assessment of manufactured nanomaterials (MN). The project unites an interdisciplinary team of 24 partners with the major aim to screen for risks and trends, assess human and environmental risks and facilitate risk management in the field of nanotechnology.

In caLIBRAte we work on the integration of innovative hazard/risk methods such as omics technologies to further improve environmental relevant risk assessment models. As part of this work we perform specific experiments to extend the data bases of nano-related ecotoxicity data and, for example, detect potential biomarkers indicating MN-related effects.


Sørensen, S. N.; Baun, A.; Burkard, M.; Dal Maso, M.; Foss Hansen, S.; Harrison, S.; Hjorth, R.; Lofts, S.; Matzke, M.; Nowack, B.; Peijnenburg, W.; Poikkimäki, M.; Quik, J. T. K.; Schirmer, K.; Verschoor, A.; Wigger, H.; Spurgeon, D. J. (2019) Evaluating environmental risk assessment models for nanomaterials according to requirements along the product innovation Stage-Gate process, Environmental Science: Nano, 6, 505-518, doi:10.1039/C8EN00933C, Institutional Repository


Team members

Prof. Dr. Kristin SchirmerHead of departmentTel. +41 58 765 5266Send Mail

Former team member

Manuel Holzer


Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation
(Grant Agreement 686239)