Dr C Lang Tran is Director of Quantitiative Toxicology at the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) and an Honorary Professor at Heriot Watt University. With over 16 years experience in the fields of toxicology and ecotoxicology, he has contributed over 50 peer reviews.
A researcher at the forefront of particle toxicology, he has been heavily involved in the evolution of nanoparticle toxicology as a research field. He currently leads EU FP7 project MARINA (Managing Risks of Nanoparticles), which looks to develop specific reference methods for all the main steps in managing the potential risk of engineered nanomaterials. Dr. Tran also led EU FP7 project ENPRA and EU FP6 project PARTICLE_RISK, both of which investigated the toxicological properties of nanoparticles. He is a founding member of SnIRC, the Safety of Nanomaterials Interdisciplinary Research Centre.
Dr Tran has also been involved in the writing of several major Government reviews of nanotechnology, including reports from DEFRA and HSE. He is involved in collaborative work into nanotoxicology QSAR Modelling with the JRC, and with NIOSH on Nanotechnology Risk Assessment, and was co-author of the HARN and CELL PEN reports, examining risks of high aspect nanomaterials (HARN), and penetration & translocation of NPs through cells within the body (CELL PEN).