Programme: FP7 - NMP.2011.1.3-1 - Contract n°280779
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Ruđer Bošković Institute


The Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) is the largest Croatian research centre in sciences and science applications, employing more than 500 academic staff and graduate students, and carries out research in the fields of physics, materials, chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and medicine, environmental research, computer science and electronics. RBI conducts research on environmental systems, processes and states through its Center for Marine Research and Marine and Environmental Research divisions, which are well-placed strategically with a suite of well-equipped laboratories and oceanographic vessels, and include core competencies in colloid biogeochemistry, bio-nanotechnology and marine toxicology.

Role in the project

RBI's role in the project is focused towards developing methods for the quantitative extraction of engineered nanoparticles (ENP) from complex environmental matrices, including seawater, sediments, terrestrial soils and the biological tissue of selected marine organisms, and the incorporation of those methods as part of the new ENP detection platform. Research also includes the development of protocols to enable the final environment-specific application of the new technology.


Bijenička cesta 54, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Contact person:

Dr. Daniel Lyons

Tel.: +385 52 804725

Fax: +385 52 804780