The Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)


Wouter Fransman
WP5 lead, exposure assessment

Susan Dekkers
WP5 co-lead, risk assessment (WP2, WP3, WP5)


Eugene van Someren
WP5 tool development


Neeraj Shandilya
Exposure assessment and material science

Remy Franken
Exposure assessment and exposure data modelling

Shaji Krishnan
Mathematics and modelling

Carina de Jong
TNO Project leader


Development of overall user-friendly SbD tool

TNO (Nederlandse organisatie voor toegepast natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek) is a research organisation with a staff of 3,000 employees, mostly researchers and consultants in many technological fields of interest. In Europe, TNO is among the top suppliers of technological knowledge and it functions as an intermediary between basic research organisations and industry. By translating scientific knowledge into practical applications, TNO contributes to the innovation capacity of businesses and government. TNO is involved in many international projects (about 30% of the market turnover), including EU-funded collaborations. Within the expertise area “Healthy Living”, the expertise group “Risk Analysis for Products In Development” (RAPID) works on all aspects of risk assessment and management, investigating the quality and safety of chemical substances, food ingredients/products, drugs and nanoparticles. RAPID focuses on industrial problems within three sectors: chemistry, pharmaceuticals and food. The work has a large focus in data collection, sharing, storing and analysing with regard to modelling activities. In the last decades, our work extended from bulk chemicals to nanoparticles and we have a leading role in Europe.

Main activities within HARMLESS:

  • WP5 leader
  • Tool development
  • Multiscale modelling approaches: prediction modelling, categorisation (WP5)
  • Development of overall user-friendly SbD Tool (WP5)
  • Exposure data management (WP1) and exposure data gap filling (WP3 and WP6)
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