Creation of the Department of Plant Nanotechnology

Flaga Unii Europejskiej
This project has received
funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation
programme under Grant
Agreement no 856961.
Research in the area of plant nanotechnology published in international journals
Workshops, Seminars and
Research projects in the area of plant nanotechnology by NANOPLANT

Project summary

Plant nanotechnology deals with the potential application and the impact of nanomaterials in plants,. Due to their ability to improve plant growth and yield, antimicrobial activities etc., incorporation of nanomaterials into agrochemicals (pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, fertilizers, etc.) is also expected to have great potential in nanotechnology-driven smart agriculture. On the other hand, plants, being sessile and closely associated with the two major environmental sinks of nanomaterial accumulation namely water and soil and that they will be exposed to them by the application of agrochemicals containing nanomaterials such as pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, fertilizers etc., plants are at the most risk posed by the environmental presence of these new materials.