The NanoSafety Cluster is hosting a “Nanosafety Forum for Young Scientists”. The event will take place in Syracuse, Sicily on Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th October 2014, complemented by opportunities to meet experts and senior scientists. Prior to the Forum for young scientists the NSC meeting will be held on Tuesday 7th.
“Nanosafety days for young scientists”
Nanosafety Cluster and MODENA COST action jointly organize a scientific conference focusing on presentations of young scientists working in EU-funded nanosafety projects.
The event is an open Forum for scientists in the nanosafety research field including scientific sessions with oral presentations from the young scientists and forward looking keynotes from established senior investigators. The goal is to exchange scientific information and visions and to enable young and senior scientists to learn to know each other.
The presentations will be selected by the scientific programme committee from the submitted abstracts. The number of the participants is limited to 100, on a first come, first served basis.
Download Programme here.
During the breaks Forum participants have a great opportunity to meet the experts – and perhaps challenge them to a debate.
The city of Syracuse is located on the east coast of Sicily with an interesting mixture of ancient and modern – a perfect venue for young scientists to meet experts and senior scientists.
The meeting will be held in the historical City Hall in the Syracuse city center (Piazza Duomo).
- Hotel Roma (http://www.hotelromasiracusa.it/)
- Grand Hotel Ortigia (http://www.grandhotelortigia.it/)
- Hotel Gutwoski (http://www.guthotel.it/)
- Hotel Mastra Rua (http://www.mastraruahotel.it/)
- Jolly Hotel Aretusa (http://www.jollyaretusapalacehotel.com)
Registration fee 50€ includes:
- the scientific programme
- a guided tour in the Ortigia (Old City)
All other expenses are to be paid by the participants (via the EU projects budgets, COST action money or national projects)
NOTE: The payment (50€) should be made in advance in euros (EUR). Please, give all the billing information asked in the registration form. You will receive an invoice from FIOH for the registration fee in pursuance of the notice of acceptance. The receipt will be sent to you as soon as the fee is paid.
A brief abstract (max 250 words) should be sent to NSCForum@ttl.fi before 15 June 2014.
In the abstract, please, include your name and affiliation, to which session(s) your research work is connected and to which EU-project you belong (if any). You will receive a notice of acceptance after the abstracts have been evaluated (by the end of July).
Accepted abstracts will be presented in the plenary oral sessions.
Instructions for speakers
Each presentation will be 10 minutes long. Ideally, in case you present a slideshow it should comprehend around 6 or 7 slides summarizing your main messages.
How to get there?
- International airport of Catania has direct flight connections from most European countries. There are several daily flights from Rome and Milan to Catania.
- A shuttle-bus connects the Catania airport with Syracuse (Catania-Siracusa, Siracusa-Catania). Please note that shuttle bus is not available after 8.30 pm from the Catania Airport.
- It is possible to have a taxi from the Catania airport to the hotel at the following cost: 1-4 persons: 60 euros (which means: 1 person= 60 euros, 2 persons= 30 euros per person, 3 persons= 20 euros per person, 4 persons= 15 euros per person), 5-8 persons: 80 euros (same mechanism). Those willing to take a taxi should give their arrival and departure time to local Organizing Committee, so that they can be aggregated in groups. If you want to book a taxi in advance, please contact the Local Organizing Committee: pietroiu(at)uniroma2.it or campagno(at)uniroma2.it. Taxis are also available on site, but at higher prices.
Organisers and acknowledgments
Local Organising Committee
- Luisa Campagnolo (coordinator)
- Valentina Amendola
- Maria Grazia Fundarò
- Maria Giuliano
- Francesca Montesanto
- Lucia Vecchione
Scientific Programme Committee
- Antonio Pietroiusti
- Kai Savolainen
- Lea Pylkkänen
- Miguel A. Bañares
- Derk Brouwer
- Flemming Cassee
- Bengt Fadeel
- Benôit Hazebrouck
- Sergio Moya
- Rudolf Reuter
- Lesley Tobin
- Lang Tran
- Eva Valsami-Jones
- Genotoxic effects of nanofibrillar cellulose
- Comparative effects of TiO2 nanofibers of different aspect ratio on airway barrier cells
- Evaluation of multi-source and -metric NOAA exposure data; Challenges and how to handle them
- Accumulation and embryotoxicity of Polystyrene Nanoparticles in sea urchin embryos Paracentrotus lividus
- Assessment of a new tool for the eco-toxicological evaluation of engineered nanomaterials based on in vitro approaches
- Ecosafety of nanomaterials for seawater remediation
- Systems biology approach to compare gene expression in Caco-2 and MCF-7 cells following exposure to silver nanoparticles
- Synthesis & Characterisation of Polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) Capped Metal Oxide Nanoparticles for Ageing Studies
- Quantification and visualization of nanoparticle uptake in different environmental organisms by ICP-MS
- Development of dispersion procedures for surface-functionalized CuO nanoparticles to use in large-scale toxicity studies
- Recent advances in the radiolabelling of nanoparticles using cyclotron-based techniques
- Comparative effects of three preparations of multi-walled carbon nanotubes on murine macrophages and human airway epithelial cells
- Investigating the stability of airborne nanoparticles – developing un effective system to trigger de-agglomeration under different conditions
- In situ characterization of nanoparticles: surface properties affecting agglomeration and particle’s corona
- Protein carbonylation as a marker of oxidative stress induced by nanoparticles: analysis of 16 inorganic nanoparticles
- Mass Vs number-based exposure assessment to Nanoparticles, a comparison of a personal sampler and monitors
- The Adverse Outcome Pathway approach in nanotoxicology
- A suite of in vitro tests for (eco)toxicological profiling of nanoparticles: EU FP7 project NanoValid
- Approaches to data models reconciliation in eNanoMapper nanomaterials database
- Prediction of cell association of surface-modified gold and silver nanoparticles using physicochemical properties of the protein corona
- Analysis of Reactive Potential of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles
- Accidental release and dispersion of engineered nanoparticles: an example of the dispersion of TiO2 nanopowders within indoor environments
- Exposure to nanosized silicon carbide induced only minor respiratory tract effects in mice
- Comparison of direct reading instruments for Particle Measurements
- Toxicity of the size-fractionated airborne particulate matter in A549 cells
- Comparative analysis of occupational exposure estimation tools for nanomaterials
- Fibrinogen mediates nanoparticle- induced inflammation in alveolar macrophages
- TiO2 NPs skin absorption
- Normalization and extension of the single-collector efficiency correlation equation
- New tools for toxicity and tox-mechanistic studies: digital holographic microscopy and flow cytometry
- Studying nanoparticle behavior and uptake at the human placental barrier in a newly developed 3D placental in vitro co-culture model
- The TNO-NanoReg database as an inventory of physical chemical parameters of Nanoparticles and their relation to (eco)toxicity data
- Particle-induced rupture of biological membrane: physico-chemical features implicated and their possible role on the toxicology of inhaled particles
- Titanium dioxide NOAA affect p38 MAPK mediated signaling pathway and stimulate phagocytic activity in the sea urchin immune cells
- NanoDiode: Developing Innovative Outreach and Dialogue on Responsible Nanotechnologies in EU Civil Society
- The effect of colloidal stability and valence states at the surface of cerium oxide nanoparticles on cellular toxicity
- Environmental risk assessment of nanomaterials: data gaps and challenges
- Characterization of the oxidative potential of nanomaterials
- Toxic effects of 11 metal oxide nanoparticles to bacteria and protozoa: EU FP7 project MODERN
- Building a Decision Support System Framework for Sustainable Nanotechnologies
- SUN Project Dissemination Principles: How Project “form” follows Dissemination “function”
- Evaluation of cyto-genotoxicity induced by different titanium dioxide nanoparticles in human bronchial cells
- Transport in porous media of iron nanoparticles for the remediation of contaminated aquifer systems
- Chronic exposure to low dose ZnO and TiO2 nanoparticles before pregnancy does not affect reproductive ability of CD1 female mice
- Computational approach investigations of fullerene C60 interactions with proteins
- Adsorption sites of methane and carbon dioxide on carbon nanotubes
- Capitalizing, sharing, promoting your best practices through standardization: why, how?
- A guidance for monitoring the exposure to nanomaterials at the construction sites
- Influence of low-volatile organic compounds on nanoparticles’ intrinsic ROS-production capacity