University College Dublin: BioNanoInteractions

InstitutionUniversity College Dublin View institution profile
Department School of Biomolecular and Biomedical Science
Telephone 00353 1716 4043
Study type Research


Ecotoxicity research at the Centre for BioNano Interactions (CBNI) focuses on providing basic acute and chronic ecotoxicity data in accordance with the Organisation for Economic and Co-operation Development (OECD) test guidelines, and comparing these with time-and space-resolved uptake and localisation data, obtained according to the methods described in the visualisation research strand. We are also particularly interested in the extension of the protein corona paradigm to incorporate nanoparticle interactions with natural organic matter (NOM) in aquatic systems. Species being assessed include daphnia magna, xenopus and zebra fish. The long-term goals of the research are to develop a set of assays to quantify the interaction of nanoparticles with aquatic species, that can be used for regulatory purposes.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

University College Dublin


Why UCD?
University College Dublin is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities. Ranked in the top 1% of institutions worldwide, in the overall 2019 QS World University Rankings, UCD was placed 185 in the world.

UCD, Ireland’s Global University, is Ireland’s largest university. Established in 1854, the university has a student body of over 34,000 students with some 8,000+ international students drawn from 139 countries. UCD is Ireland's leader in graduate education with over 9,000 graduate students; almost a quarter of whom are graduate research students.

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