Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170104643 [ 2017 - 2019 ]

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Researchers A/Prof Zhi Ping Xu; Prof Michael Roberts; A/Prof Victoria Cogger

Brief description This project aims to understand how the liver handles and is affected by nanomaterials in the body. Nanomaterials are widely used in industrial, environmental, consumer and drug products, but how they affect human health is poorly understood. This project will characterise the spatiotemporal distribution of a set of nanomaterials with defined attributes in naïve and modified livers using chemistry, imaging and biological methods. This work is expected to determine how nanomaterials’ attributes direct pathways for liver cell disposal and describe nanomaterial–liver interactions at the cellular level, information crucial in enabling safer nanomaterials for use in products such as drug formulations, sunscreens and cosmetics.

Funding Amount $325,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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