University of Aveiro has produced a video aimed at a broad audience
Projet NanoFASE: from real soil and aquatic systems to mesocosm experiments
O Projeto NanoFASE estuda impactes dos nanomateriais no ambiente
NanoFASE project aims to evaluate de impact of nanomaterials on the environment. One of the key challenges for the EU HORIZON202 NanoFASE project is linking simple and robust laboratory-based techniques and protocols to what is likely to happen in the complex systems in our environment.

NanoFASE bridges this gap with mesocosm experiments that simulate soil and aquatic systems. These mesocosm experiments are labour intensive, requiring multi-disciplinary approaches with the potential to identify important interactions among the nanomaterial, the physical medium be it soil, sediment or water, and the organisms that inhabit those systems.

The University of Aveiro, NanoFASE lead partner for the mesocosm work, has produced a video aimed at a broad audience in which Susana Loureiro, professor and researcher at Department of Biology & CESAM, explains how and why we have conducted these experiments.

The NanoFASE video includes incredible close-up photography of different ecological systems and organisms, recorded by Joaquim Pedro Ferreira, Researcher at Department of Biology & CESAM. The video was presented at the national annual meeting of Portuguese researchers, “Science Meeting 2018-Encontro Ciência 2018” on 2-4 July, Lisbon, Portugal.

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