NANOCULTURE Webinar – Nanoparticles in Aquaculture: is it something to worry about?

February 4, 2021

NANOCULTURE, a project led by INL, focuses on understanding the effects of nanoparticles (NPs) for aquacultured organisms, and developing analytical tools for rapid measurement of NP’s concentration, aiming to mitigate this territorial risk and protect the consumer.

The aquaculture industry is a sector of high economic importance in the Atlantic area and has experienced exponential growth. However, incorporating NPs in consumer products which life cycle frequently ends in fresh and saltwater raises a few questions, especially after France banned NPs from food products last year.

Addressing these and other concerns, NANOCULTURE promotes the webinar series “Nanoparticles in aquaculture: Is it something to worry about?“, with the participation of experts from European reference entities, such as IPMA, and CIIMAR.

Full Programme:

Opening note

Aquaculture: challenges and opportunities

Narcisa Bandarra (invited speaker), Division of Aquaculture and Bioprospecting of IPMA

Presentation of the NANOCULTURE project

Alexandre Campos, Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, CIIMAR

Sensors for nanoparticles and bioaccumulation

Begonã Espiña, Leader of the Water Quality Research Group, INL

Molecular effects and toxicology

Mário Araújo & Elza Fonseca, Interdisciplinary Centre of Marine and Environmental Research, CIIMAR

Open Discussion


We invite you to join us and contribute to the debate.

Registration is free but mandatory.