Posted: March 8, 2007

Upcoming nanotechnology conference with the who is who in toxicology

(Nanowerk News)Following the highly successful "Overcoming Obstacles to Effective Research Design in Nanotoxicology" conference in April 2006 in Cambridge, MA, and in conjunction with the Informa Healthcare Journal, Nanotoxicology, the 2nd Nanotoxicology Conference was announced. The event will take place on April 19-21, 2007 in Venice. Italy.
Nanotoxicology addresses all aspects of occupational, environmental and consumer risks in relation to nanoparticle and nanotube exposure as a result of nanotechnology processes and materials. The research is multi-disciplinary, involving metrologists, (eco)toxicologists, exposure and risk assessors.
The 2nd Nanotoxicology Conference aims at bringing together scientists from all the relevant disciplines, government regulators and societal stakeholders to present the latest scientific findings and discuss their potential impacts on society. The conference will include both keynote speeches by invited eminent scientists as well as submitted oral and poster presentations by researchers.
Objectives of Meeting
The objective is to provide a forum for the presentation of the latest ideas and scientific results from researchers involved in the pharmacokinetics, (eco)-toxicity, exposure assessment, and risk assessment of nanomaterials. We anticipate that there will be many opportunities for the participants to this conference to learn more, exchange ideas and information about the exciting developments in the field of nanotoxicology.
Target Audience
Toxicologists, eco-toxicologists, metrologists, risk and exposure assessors, nanotechnology scientists, members of industry and governmental regulatory agencies, societal stakeholders will not want to miss this event!
Organising Committee
Dr Lang Tran (IOM, UK); Prof Vicki Stone (Napier University, UK); Prof Ken Donaldson (University of Edinburgh, UK); Prof David Pui (University of Minneapolis, US); Dr Andrew Maynard (Woodrow Wilson Center, US); Prof Gunter Oberdorster (University of Rochester, US); Prof Vicki Colvin (Rice University, US); Prof Nancy A. Monteiro-Riviere (NC State University, US); Prof Antonio Marcomini (University of Venice, IT); Dr Frank Chen (Lawrence Berkley Laboratories, US); Prof Paul Borm, (NanoTox, NL); Prof Marcello Lotti, (University of Padua, IT); Dr Wolfgang Kreyling, (GSF - National Research Center for Environment and Health, DE).
Source: informaworld