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.) they are 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.
The major idea of NANOPLANT is to promote cutting-edge research in plant biology – nanotechnology interface and thereby fostering interdisciplinary research competence, scientific excellence, international collaborations and academia industry partnerships.
1. Enhancement of the human capacity in the field of plant nanotechnology,
2. Improvement of research competence and performance,
3. Successful implementation of a brand-new interdisciplinary research approach,
4. Improvement of research organisation and management,
5. Creation of a continuous and robust network of national and international cooperation between the Institute and high-quality research institutions,
6. Development of strong collaboration with public sector partners,
7. Organisation of meetings involving a wide spectrum of stakeholders,
8. Better integration in the ERA via strengthening existing links, establishing new contacts and twinning with leading research centres in plant nanotechnology,
9. Increase of the Institute’s participation in EU collaborative research projects.
WP2 Coordination and management
WP3 ERA Chair holder selection
WP4 Strengthening scientific potential
WP5 Stepping up research excellence
WP6 Knowledge transfer
WP7 Promotion and dissemination
Unlock the potential of phytonanotechnology in agricultural, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors
Address the impact of nanomaterials on the environment