Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is an internationally linked aquatic research institute of about 350 staff members committed to an ecological, economical and socially responsible management of water - the primary source of all life. Its strengths and successes are based on a long-established portfolio of activities research, education and consulting & knowledge transfer. The combination of natural and social scientists and engineers permits a wide range of water research, including ecotoxicological research on the risk assessment of chemicals and nanomaterials and alternative strategies for testing. To ensure that new findings and approaches can be translated into practice as rapidly as possible, Eawag also maintains close contacts with experts from industry, government and professional associations. Eawag has identified nanomaterials and nanotoxicology as topics of strategic importance and is committed to research to ensure development and use of nanotechnology in a sustainable way.
In caLIBRAte, Eawag will contribute to WP3 and WP5 with the overall aim to build improved risk prediction and assessment models that incorporate systems-wide cell- and organism molecular response data.