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Posted: Feb 01, 2011

Quantitative nanostructure-toxicity relationships

(Nanowerk News) The aim of the workshop is to bring together leaders in the emerging field of computational nanotoxicology to form an international Community of Practice for accelerated development of the science of QNTR. The workshop involves policy makers, relevant COST Actions as well as experts from institutions, ranging from the European Commission's Joint Research Centre to the Australian Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation.
Quantitative Nanostructure-Toxicity Relationships (QNTR) will take place on April 3-6, 2011 in The Vaeshartelt Castle (near Maastricht), The Netherlands.
The deliverables from the workshop are a 10-year plan defining steps to produce software based on QNTR for predicting the health effects of manufactured nanomaterials, useful for regulation and industry (to be written as a peer-reviewed publication); and a COST Action to support the international Community of Practice, specifically by exchange of staff between key laboratories, to fast-track international efforts in QNTR.
Source: COST
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