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Posted: July 2, 2008

Call: Environmental effects of nanoparticles and nanomaterials

(Nanowerk News) Abstract submission and early registration deadline have been extended to Friday, July 4th for the 3rd International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials at the University of Birmingham, UK, September 15-16, 2008.
Engineered nanoparticles and nanomaterials offer many potential socio economic, health and environmental benefits as a result of novel properties and behaviour that materials can exhibit when manufactured at the nanoscale. While the production of nanomaterials is undergoing exponential growth, their biological effects and environmental fate and behaviour are relatively unknown. This meeting is the third international meeting on this topic following the success of the 2nd meeting held in London last year. The venue for 2008 will be the University of Birmingham.
Themes
  • Chemical and physical properties of manufactured or natural nanoparticles and other nanomaterials in the environment.
  • Fate, behaviour, interaction and biogeochemistry.
  • Toxicological, ecotoxicology and biological effects
  • Detection, measurement and bioassays for nanosubstances
  • Environmental Risk Assessment, Life Cycle Analysis, modelling and human health.
  • Environmental and industrial applications of nanotechnologies
  • Positive effects of nanoparticles in the environment : remediation
  • Knowledge transfer e.g. what can we learn from ultrafines or other particulates?
  • Regulation, legislation, policy and public perception of new technology
  • Abstract submission
    You are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations on any of the themes above. We would particularly encourage presentations on work that is in progress, as well as completed work. Young scientists working at the bench are also encouraged to attend.
    SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT: Please submit abstracts including title, authors (indicating presenting author) and author affiliations with an abstract body of 300 words maximum to e.l.smith@bham.ac.uk or a.l.manciulea@bham.ac.uk indicating whether you wish to submit for a platform or poster presentation by 4 July. Abstract_Template.doc
    Source: University of Birmingham