Toxicology Award 2015 Winner
Awarded for pioneering transdisciplinary approaches to assessing the safety of nanomaterials
About the Winner
Vicki Stone (BSc PhD FIBiol FRSE) is Director of the Nano Safety Research Group at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, and an Honorary Principal Scientist at the Institute of Occupational Medicine. She has acted as the Editor-in-chief of the journal Nanotoxicology for 6 years (2006-2011). Vicki has also published over 130 publications pertaining to particle toxicology over the last 16 years and was recently recognised by Thomson Reuters as one of the top 1% of all researchers in the world for the most cited publications in the field of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
Vicki has provided evidence for the government commissioned reports published by the Royal Society (2003) and the on Environmental Pollution (2008) and she has previously worked as a member of the UK Government Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollution (COMEAP) and an advisory board member for Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT; funded by the US Environmental Protection Agency).
The nanotoxicology work at Heriot-Watt University involves funding from Research Councils (NERC, BBSRC and EPSRC), the European Commission (ITS-NANO, ENRHES, ENPRA, InLiveTox, NanoImpactNet, Marina, SUN and Qnano), charities (The Colt Foundation and The Cunningham Trust), the UK Government and industry (Unilever and GlaxoSmithKline). Vicki recently coordinated a European project to identify the work needed to develop an intelligent testing strategy for nanomaterials.
Professor Stone's Research Group webpage
Professor Stone's Project webpage
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