02 August 2010
INSA cooperates with several international organisms, among which are the World Health Organization (WHO) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). INSA is a member of the International Association of National Public Health Institutes and of several European and international scientific networks. It also participates in several EU projects and maintains collaborations with numerous foreign institutions.
INSA has been conducting forefront research in emergent problems that potentially affect human health and the environment, which includes the safety of nanomaterials' production and use. The Unit of R&D of the Genetics Department will be involved in the present Joint Action, given the expertise of the Genetic Toxicology group in the development and application of genotoxicity models for risk assessment of chemical, physical and biological agents, and it will contribute to the characterization of the in vitro and in vivo genotoxic properties of selected manufactured nanomaterials
Contact : Maria Joa Silva
National Institute of Health Dr. Ricardo Jorge
Av. Padre Cruz, 1649-016 LISBON
Phone: + 351 217 526 425