Andreia Ferreira de Castro Gomes

University of Minho

Andreia C. Gomes, BSc, PhD, is Vice-Director of CBMA – Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology and member of the Scientific Council of IB-S (Institute of Science and Innovation for Bio-Sustainability). She is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at University of Minho since 2007 and co-founder of spin-off Nanodelivery-I&D em Bionanotecnologia, Lda. She has co-authored 3 patents and almost 80 publications, and supervised several Master, Doctoral and Postdoctoral students. Her actual research interests are focused on the study of the interface between nanostructured materials and cells and tissues, as to optimize biological and/or therapeutic effect with minimal toxicity risk.

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As nanomaterials become increasingly present in our daily lives, pertinent questions regarding their safety arise. Nanomaterial risk assessment, as in other areas, directs much of the effort worldwide in defining guidelines that may be translated into national or international directives. Nanomaterials encompass different entities, from nanoparticles to nanostructured materials, with specific effects over cells, tissues, organisms and ecosystems depending on their biophysical characteristics. Such interactions will directly affect the impact of novel nanotechnologies. This book aims to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state of the art in nanotoxicology, featuring the most important developments and critical issues regarding the use of and exposure to nanoparticles.

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