The objectives of the Project are:
1. Identifying which features of nano-particles/tubes/fibres (NP) are important in particle-cell interactions, considering the potential role of NP chemistry, structure, mass, numbers, shape, surface area, surface charge and surface functionalisation;
2. Suggesting how NPs may be modified to enhance or reduce their capacity to enter cells:
3. suggesting how interactions between NPs and cultured human cells might be studied.