Junior researcher presents her research on Youtube
Hedwig Braakhuis (RIVM), junior NanoNextNL researcher, presents her PhD-project about the health effects of the inhalation of nano particles on Youtube.
Her project is part of NanoNextNL theme 1: Risk Analysis and Technology Assessment (RATA).
The movie (2:34) is Dutch spoken.
Dairy particles – extra absorbent
The possibility to eat low-caloric dairy products that have the same feeling and behaviour during eating as their full-fat alternatives is on its way. Researchers of Wageningen University, FrieslandCampina and others try to create particles with proteins that are naturally present in milk, and which can be applied to dairy products without affecting the attributes important for the sensory perception. Those particles will have the ability to absorb water in high quantities leading to a reduction of the amount of proteins and fat within the dairy products.
Photo: Microscopical picture (magnification 1450 X) of micro-particles that are used to investigate the relation between micro-structure, water binding and the sensorial characteristics
MicroNanoConference ‘13: @Ede for business & science: center of the micro & nano world!
The MicroNanoConference ‘13, 11 – 12 December 2013 in Ede, is a lively network event and the ultimate opportunity to keep up to date with the latest developments.
It was a busy month for the organization committee: we finalized the program by selecting the presentations, a difficult task while so many excellent proposals were received. For the complete program go to www.micronanoconference.org.
Micro and nanotechnology will make a significant contribution to resolving major societal questions such as keeping an ageing society healthy and keeping our environment liveable in a changing climate. The basis for being able to provide this contribution lies in the creation of an open, dynamic and sustainable ecosystem for research and innovation with which the Netherlands can continue to play its leading role in the world, and can extend this role further, in micro and nanotechnology. This ecosystem is created by initiating and guiding research projects within the themes.
NanoNextNL is a consortium of more than one hundred companies, universities, knowledge institutes and university medical centres, which is aimed at research into micro and nanotechnology. The total sum involved for NanoNextNL is 250 million euros, half of which is contributed by the collaboration of more than one hundred businesses, universities, knowledge institutes and university medical centres and the other half by the Government of the Netherlands.