Martina receives the ERC Grant for a proposal aimed at studying the behaviour and possible toxicity of new nanomaterials in ecosystems.
New nanomaterials are frequently used to improve products: to make them more scratch resistant or lighter, faster or stronger, for instance. They are generally more effective than other materials. But are they safe? This is the question that Martina Vijver, Professor of Ecotoxology at the Institute of Environmental Sciences in Leiden, will try to answer.