09 Nov 2022 CUSP News

Third CUSP newsletter is out!

Issue number three of CUSP NEWS is now available for download. Read about the latest events, initiatives and achievements during the past months.


The European Research Cluster to Understand the health impactS of micro- and nanoPlastics is now in its second year. IMPTOX is one of the five projects who form the cluster, together with AURORA, PLASTICHEAL, PLASTICSFATE and POLYRISK. Over the last months, they have developed a dynamic of close cooperation and meet regularly in their well-established working-groups.

In this issue of CUSP NEWS you will read about the first CUSP Policy Brief raising awareness about the many European policy-initiatives that can potentially be informed by CUSP findings, including the Bioeconomy Strategy, the REACH restrictions on intentionally added MNPs or the Drinking Water Directive.

Furthermore, you will find out about the latest achievements across the six CUSP working-groups, including discussions on, in vivo and human biomonitoring studies. In the section “News & Updates from CUSP and our Projects” you can read about the last CUSP annual meeting in Ispra (Italy) and find out what the five projects have been up to during the past months. Don’t miss the section on CUSP collaborations and learn about the widening network of joint efforts to better understand the impact of MNPs on human health.

In “Announcements” you will find calls for papers and Ph.D. scholarships. And last but certainly not least, you will meet some of CUSP’s researchers and hear from them what drives them in their daily work, the challenges they face and what got them into science in the first place!

Download the newsletter right here and enjoy the read!