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Nanosafety 2017

From 11 to 13 October 2017, the follow-up conference to the successful Nanosafety 2013 will take place in Saarbrücken Castle. It is organised by INM on behalf of the Leibniz Research Alliance Nanosafety and addresses the following topics:

  • Safe by design
  • Neurotoxicity
  • Nanomaterials: effects and mechanisms
  • Safe biomedical applications
  • Quantification and detection of nanoobjects
  • Regulatory issues and long term studies
  • Environmental exposure pathways

Visit the conference website to obtain further information.

The complete abstract book of the conference is available in the Downloads section.

Cluster meeting 2017 nanoCare & ERA NET SIINN

The cluster meeting 2017 for projects from the funding initiatives nanoCare and ERA NET SIIN will take place in the Center of Advance Training in Technology and the Environment (FTU) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) from 4-5 May 2017. Prof. Mueller, coordinator of nanoCOLT, is going to present the latest data of the project nanoCOLT.

Workshop 2.0 of the Leibniz Research Alliance Nanosafety

The second workshop of the Leibniz Research Alliance Nanosafety will take place  at INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials in Saarbrücken from 28 to 29 March 2017. Apart from discussing internal matters, this meeting aims at discovering possibilites of cooperation with Leibniz external institutes.

Workshop Berlin

On 17 July 2014, all partners in the Research Alliance Nanosafety met at the Leibniz headquarters in Berlin to elaborate strategies for furthering the research performance of the alliance.
See press release (in German only).

Nanosafety 2013

From 20 to 22 November 2013, the INM organised the conference “Nanosafety 2013” in association with the Leibniz Research Alliance Nanosafety. Scientists from different disciplines were able to discuss the following topics:

  • Nanoobjects: Characterisation Techniques and Standardisation
  • Human Health: in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo Testing
  • Environmental Impact of Nanomaterials
  • Detection and Quantification of Nanoobjects in Living Systems
  • Modelling and Prediction of Nanomaterial Effects
  • Safety, Current Legislation and Social/Ethical Aspects

Nanosafety 2013 Conference Book

Further information about the conference is given on the conference website of Nanosafety 2013.

CarbonBlack Concluding Symposium

What happens in the lungs when we inhale nanoparticles? Do industrially engineered carbon nanoparticles pose a threat to our health? At the concluding conference of the BMBF-funded project “CarbonBlack”, which took place at the Research Center Borstel on 24 and 25 October 2013, the participants of the research alliance presented their results of three years of work.
Have a look at the press release (in German only).

10th International Particle Toxicology Conference

The 10th International Particle Toxicology Conference took place in the Northrhine-Westphalian Academy of Science (Dusseldorf) from 4 to 7 June 2013. The event was organised by IUF and Heriot Watt University (HWU), Edinburgh. It was presided by Dr Roel Schins, IUF, and Dr Vicki Stone, HWU. Incorporated in the meeting was a European symposium on “Toxicology of Quartz Particles”, which was organised by IUF in association with the Department of Respiratory Medicine of the medical school at Maastricht University, the Netherlands.

The meeting discussed the latest findings in the toxicology of fine and ultrafine particles and treated both mechanisms of particle toxicity and regulatory aspects. The participants from academia, industry and government, counting 130 altogether, came from 19 countries (Austria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Russia, South Africa, Turkey and the USA).