PRELIMINARY PROGRAM, last updated on 3 August 2017

    Wednesday, 11 October 2017

    08:00 – 09:30 Registration

    • Opening Words

    Session 1: Environmental Exposure Pathways

    • “Evaluating the Environmental Health and Safety Implications of Engineered Nanomaterials”
      William K. Boyes, United States Environmental Protection Agency, USA
    • “Modeled Engineered Nanomaterial (CeO2, SiO2, Ag) Releases and Concentrations in Germany”
      Fadri Gottschalk, Institute of Safety and Risk Sciences (ISR), BOKU, Vienna, Austria
    • Poster session 1
    • Lunch

    Session 2: Safe by Design

    • “High-Throughput for Toxicology and Material Discovery with Particle Technology”
      Lutz Mädler, Foundation Institute of Materials Science (IWT) and University of Bremen, Germany
    • “The Safe-By-Design Concept and a Corresponding Platform for Nanomaterials, Driven by the Requirements of Regulations and Other Needs”
      Blanca Suárez Merino, TEMAS AG, Switzerland
    • “Lab-on-a-Chip-Based High-Throughput Screening of the Engineered Nanomaterial Toxicity”
      Nicolas Voelcker, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Australia
    • Coffee break

    Session 3: Regulatory Issues and Long Term Effects

    • “Risk, Regulation and Responsible Innovation”
      Maurice Brennan, University of Birmingham, UK
    • “European Standardization in Nanotechnologies and Relation with International Work. How Standardization Can Help Industry and Regulators in Developing Safe Products?”
      Patrice Conner, AFNOR, France
    • “NanoValid: Developing Reference Methods for Risk Assessment of Engineered Nanomaterials”
      Rudolf Reuther, NordMiljö AB, Sweden
    • “Tuball ™ Single wall Carbon Nanotubes: Health, Safety & Environmental issues”
      Gunther van Kerckhove, OCSiAl Europe Sarl, Luxembourg
    • Dinner
    Thursday, 12 October 2017

    Session 4.1: Quantification and Detection of Nanoobjects

    • “Cryo Electron Tomography: Imaging Cells at the Nanoscale”
      Wolfgang Baumeister, Max Planck Insitute of Biochemistry, Germany
    • “Uptake Monitoring and Quantification of Nanomaterials at Single Cell Level by Means of Element- and Molecule Based Imaging and Dosimetric Techniques”
      I. Estrela-Lopis, Institute of Medical Physics and Biophysics, University Leipzig, Germany
    • “Ultrasensitive Detection, Quantification and Identification of Engineered and Natural Nanoparticles Using Wide-Field Surface Plasmon Microscopy”
      Vladimir Mirsky, Inst. of Biotechnology / Nanobiotechnology, Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany
    • Coffee break

    Session 4.2: Quantification and Detection of Nanoobjects

    • “Labelled SiO2 Nanoparticles as Markers of Contamination during Nanomaterial Handling Operations”
      Jesús Santamaría, Nanoscience Institute of Aragon, University of Zaragoza, Spain
    • “Synthesis and Functionalization of Silica Nanoparticles as Probes for Bioimaging”
      Isabella Tavernaro, INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Germany
    • “Single Cell Level Quantification of Nanoparticle-Cell Interactions Using Mass Cytometry”
      Angela Ivask, Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology, Nat. Inst. of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Estonia
    • “Characterization of Unlabeled Nanomaterials in Complex Environments”
      Melinda Bartok, Schaefer Technologie GmbH, Germany
    • Lunch

    Session 5: Neurotoxicity

    • To be announced
      Michelle L. Block, The Stark Neuroscience Research Institute, USA
    • “Investigation of Neurotoxic Effects of Manganese Nanoparticles in 3D Neural Microtissue”
      Christoph van Thriel, Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo), Germany
    • “Development of an In Vitro Model of NanoNeurotoxicity Using Human 3D Neural Tissues”
      Luc Stoppini, Hepia/HES-SO, Univ. of Appl. Sciences Western Switzerland
    • Coffee break
    • “A Daily Exposure of Rabbit Dams to Diesel Exhaust Nanoparticles during Gestation Impairs the Brain and Olfactory Dopaminergic Pathways of Offspring”
      Bernal-Meléndez, URAFPA, INRA UC340, University of Lorraine, France
    • “Effects of Nanoparticles in the 5xFAD Mouse Model of Alzheimer’s Disease”
      Catrin Albrecht, IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany
    • Poster Session 2
    • Workshops
    Friday, 13 October 2017

    Session 6.1: Nanomaterials: Effects and Mechanisms

    • “The Effect of Gold Nanoparticles in Asthma Mouse Model”
      Thai Dinh, Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes, Germany
    • “The Impact of CuO and TiO2 Nanoparticles on Gene Expression Following Air-Liquid Interface Exposure”
      Matthias Hufnagel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
    • “How the Protein Corona Evolves on a Nanoparticle”
      Giancarlo Franzese, Departament de Física de la Matèria Cond., Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
    • “Low-Dose Carbon Black Nanoparticles Exposure of the Lung Does Not Aggravate Allergic Airway Inflammation in Mice”
      H. Fehrenbach, Priority Area Asthma & Allergy, Research Centre Borstel, Germany
    • Coffee break

    Session 6.2: Nanomaterials: Effects and Mechanisms

    • “Understanding Nanosafety – The Importance of Assay Performance In Vitro”
      Cordula Hirsch, Empa, Switzerland
    • “Exposure to Nanoparticles Specifically Extends Neutrophilic Life Span: A Toxicologically Relevant Endpoint for Nanoparticle Safety”
      Tamara Hornstein, IUF – Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, Germany
    • Workshop Presentation and final discussion
    • Poster award
    • Closing remarks
    • Light meal
    • INM guided tour (optional)