Kenneth Dawson

University College Dublin, Ireland

Prof Kenneth A. Dawson is recognized as a leading thinker on the principles governing the interactions of nanoscale entities with living organisms, and implications for bionanoscience. He is the founder of the modern conception of the ‘protein (biomolecular) corona’ responsible for the biological identity of engineered nanoparticles. Prof Dawson established the Centre for BioNano Interactions at UCD in 2007 and has been acting as the Director since. He is the Chair of Physical Chemistry at the School of Chemistry, UCD