What are the impacts of micro- and nanoplastics on the human body?

We are 75 organisations from 21 countries working within five large-scale research projects united in CUSP – the European research cluster to understand the health impacts of micro- and nanoplastics (MNPs).


The CUSP cluster

Uniting five research initiatives in one large cluster will help create synergies and amplify the effort of individual research initiatives. The CUSP team will work closely with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre to enhance the impact of their research and to make sure there is a constant dialogue between science and policymaking.

Press release

Learn more about CUSP's launch

A press release about the CUSP cluster is available for download in 13 different languages


Dive into the 6th edition of the CUSP News

We are excited to announce the release of the 6th edition of the CUSP newsletter! This issue is brimming with the latest updates, groundbreaking research, and insights from our dedicated scientists. It is essential reading for anyone interested in micro- and nano-plastics (MNPs) and their impact on human health.

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Jun 25, 2024

Micro- and Nanoplastics and Public Health: EU research findings

Jul 8, 2024

Microplastics and Microbiome Interactions: Sharing Insights and Exploring New Pathways

Burgos, Spain

Jul 8 - Jul 11, 2024

FoodMicro 2024 Symposium

Burgos, Spain

Jul 10, 2024

Navigating the invisible currents – Micro- and nanoplastics’ water odyssey

Jul 12, 2024

CIEH Virtual Symposium Series: Measuring Microplastics

Aug 28 - Aug 30, 2024

International conference on microplastics, nanoplastics & human health

Dublin, Ireland

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