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Symposium: Toxicity of Nanomaterials - Current European Research, 02/10/09


By Webmaster - Posted on 02 September 2009

 The main objective of this event is to present a state of the art of current European Research devoted to nanomaterial characterization, metrology, (eco)toxicology and regulation.

Toxicity of manufactures nanomaterials Nanosciences and nanotechnologies are highly promising areas for research and industrial innovation.
Due to their remarkable properties, nanomaterials play a key role of nanotechnology based innovations and are bearing many hopes, notably in material engineering, environmental sector and medicine.
The unusual physicochemical properties of manufactured nanomaterials arise concerns about their potential adverse effect on human health and the environment.
Within this context, Technifutur & Technofutur Industries and the Nanotoxico Project are jointly organizing this one-day symposium aiming with the toxicity and the safety of manufactured nanomaterials.
The main objective of this event is to present a state of the art of current European Research devoted to nanomaterial characterization, metrology, (eco)toxicology and regulation.
This symposium is supported by the Walloon Marshall Plan - Nanowall Project.

Topics

Characterization and metrology Characterization and metrology
Nanoparticle protein Nanoparticle protein interactions
Environment toxicity Environment toxicity
Mammalian toxicity Mammalian toxicity
Regulation Regulation

Speakers

·Eric Gaffet (UTBM - CNRS, France)
·Olivier Witschger (INRS, France)
·Kenneth Dawson (University of Dublin, Ireland - Coordinator of the FP6 project Nanointeract)
·Ted Henry (University of Plymouth, UK)
·Lang Tran (IOM, UK - Coordinator of the FP6 project Particle Risks)
·Dominique Lison (UCL, Belgium - Coordinator of the S2NANO project)
·Olivier Toussaint (FUNDP, Belgium - Coordinator of the Nanotoxico project)
·Maila Puolamaa (REACH Unit - Enterprise & Industry Directorate-General - EC)

Location

Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix
Auditoire CH3 - Faculté des Sciences
Rue J. Grafé, 2 - B-5000 Namur

 

 

Programmeprogramme
programmeprogramme

8:30 - 9:00
Registration
9:00 - 9:15
Welcome and introduction: M. Scheuer, Rector of the University of Namur
Morning SessionMorning Session
Characterization and metrology
9:15 - 9:55
Eric Gaffet (UTBM - CNRS, France)
9:55 - 10:35
Olivier Witschger (INRS, France)
10:35 - 11:00
Coffee break
Nanoparticle protein interactions
11:00 - 11:40
Kenneth Dawson (University of Dublin, Ireland - Coordinator of the FP6 project Nanointeract)
Ecotoxicity
11:40 - 12:20
Dr Ted Henry (University of Plymouth, UK)

 

 

Morning Session LUNCH

Morning SessionAFTERNOON SESSION
Toxicity
13:30 - 14:10
Lang Tran (IOM, UK - Coordinator of the FP6 project Particle Risks)
14:10 - 14:50
Dominique Lison (UCL - Belgium)
14:50 - 15:30
Olivier Toussaint (FUNDP, Belgium - Coordinator of the Nanotoxico project)
15:30 - 15:50
Coffee break
Regulations
15:50 - 16:30
Maila Puolamaa (REACH Unit – Enterprise & Industry Directorate-General - EC)
16:30 - 16:45
Closing remarks: Philippe Lambin, Vice Rector of the University of Namur Delivery of the Technifutur & Technofutur Industries prize in Nanotechnologies research
 

Registration

Registration fees

·Industry : 75 €
·Academic, others : 50 €
·Student : 25 €*
*Free of charge to students belonging to Walloon Institutes or Universities

Participation limited to 200 persons
Bank account number
IBAN: BE02 3400 3389 0956 (with the notation : Toxicology FUNDP)
BIC : BBRUBEBB

Contact for registration

·for information : frederik.cambier@technifutur.be and phone +32.496.54.16.10
·for inscription : irene.veres@techinfutur.be and fax : +32.4.382.45.63 or online

Deadline for registration:

·September, 25th 2009

Organisation:

·Nanotoxico Project - University of Namur - Technifutur - Technofutur Industries
·Supported by Marshall Plan (Nanowall Project)