Nicole Hondow

Nationality Australian
Year of selection2012
InstitutionUniversity of Leeds
CountryUnited Kingdom
RiskLife risks

Type of support

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Granted amount

120 000 €

Duration

2 years

Nanoparticle attacks!

Nanoparticles are in our daily life. In the food we eat, in sun creams we use, in clothes we wear. Does this mean we are in danger? To assess the risk, Dr. Nicole Hondow is focusing on how cells in our body react to intrusion by nanoparticles, instead of concentrating on nanoparticle toxicity. Despite appearing similar, cells show different levels of sensitivity to particles. Hondow is trying to understand what causes this difference. Her findings may lead to improvements in medical imaging and health care.

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