Poster BBC 2015 Ehrhart.pdf

2016-01-08T09:37:33Z (GMT) by Friederike Ehrhart
Poster presented at the Benelux Bioinformatics Conference 2015
eNanoMapper - Ontology, database and tools for nanomaterial safety evaluation
Nanomaterials are defined by size: between 1 and 100 nm in at least one dimension. The properties of these material do not always resemble those of the bulk material, i.e. micro- and bigger particles, or solutions. Nanomaterials differ in reactivity, toxicity in biological organisms and ecosystems depending on their size and surface properties and the possibility for “leakage” of the material it is made off. It is difficult to assess the safety of nanomaterials and therefore the NanoSafety Cluster defined a need for a new  computational infrastructure in 2012. eNanoMapper is a European project with partners from eight European countries. This project developed www.enanomapper.net a
semantic web assisted database, a modular ontology, and tools to use them for nanomaterial safety assessment. Data sharing, data storage, data analysis tools, and web services are currently being developed, tested, and put into production use.