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Conference: Future-proof Approaches for Risk Governance – Lessons Learned from Nanomaterials

Conference: Future-proof Approaches for Risk Governance – Lessons Learned from Nanomaterials

We invite you to register your interest in participating in our conference to help shape international approaches to addressing future challenges in risk governance of nano- & advanced materials. This includes safe- and sustainable by design (SSbD) and harmonisation and standardisation.  The conference will comprise two parts:

  1. In person (by invitation only), at the OECD Conference Centre in Paris on the 24th and 25th January 2023.
  2. An online session open to everybody on 31st January 2023.

Register your interest to participate via this link https://NMB13-final-conference.eventbrite.com

The main aim of our conference is to ensure that results from our projects are taken up to:

  • support the implementation of the Chemical Strategy for Sustainability (CSS)
  • address future challenges in risk governance of new- and advanced materials

Conference approach

We will use interactive roundtables to present and discuss our key results and recommendations with a broad international audience of relevant stakeholders. The outcomes from these discussions are expected to complement and support the work of other stakeholders and initiatives on risk governance of nano- and advanced materials, including on the following themes:

  • Improved governance practices
  • Harmonisation and standardisation approaches
  • Data management (and FAIR data)
  • Accessibility of tools, instruments and guidance via an online portal
  • Effective organisation of risk governance

Why you must attend this conference

The fundamental premise of our projects is that governance must be inclusive.  Thus, we are extending an invitation to all stakeholders that can contribute to this discussion and are involved in ongoing initiatives related to the CSS and/or (risk) governance of advanced materials. This includes representatives from NGOs, industry, research organisations, EC, EU Member States and experts from the OECD WPMN, and in particular those involved in:

  • (Research) projects in the context of the implementation of the CSS, e.g., projects on SSbD
  • Developing harmonisation and standardisation approaches for advanced (nano) materials
  • Nanosafety research
  • Regulatory risk assessment or method development of new (nano)materials

NB spaces for the in-person event are limited so please register your interest at your earliest convenience.

Organised by the NMBP-13 projects NANORIGO, RiskGONE and Gov4Nano in collaboration with the OECD’s Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials (WPMN).

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RiskGONE at the Nanoweek 2022 – meeting the international nanosafety community!

RiskGONE at the Nanoweek 2022 – meeting the international nanosafety community!

From 20 to 24 June 2022, the international nanosafety community met in Limassol, Cyprus, for the #nanoweek and NanoCommons final conference.

The theme of the conference was Evolution of Nanosafety and materials sustainability as we transition into Horizon Europe”.

Many projects were represented, including RiskGONE, sister projects from the NMBP-13 cluster Nanorigo and Gov4Nano. NanoCommons, NanosolveIT and the NanoSafety cluster were present at the discussions, too.

The conference covered the following topics:

  • Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design of (nano-enabled) products & processes: including Hazard identification, ecotoxicity and toxicity
  • New modelling methodologies and nanoinformatics approaches
  • Data Management – Databases – FAIR data (findability, accessibility, interoperability, and reusability)
  • Risk governance and regulation
  • International communities of research
  • Many opportunities for young nanoscientists (speed datings, trainings, etc.)

There were two sessions dedicated to NMBP-13 projects on risk governance. The first one was a presentation of the Portal and IT infrastructure supporting Risk Governance of nano- and advanced materials and nano-enabled products. The second one was discussing the future of risk governance.

RiskGONE partners also presented the project work in developing test methods for characterization and hazard assessment. On the last day, RiskGONE held its general assembly.

Conference booklet https://www.nanocommons.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Nanoweek-NanoCommons-Final-Conference-Abstract-Book.pdf

 

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New training video – Ethics of Nanomedicine – Lecture by Dr Ineke Malsch, RiskGone partner 

On 17 March 2022, Ineke Malsch discussed Ethics of Nanomedicine during the course on ethics of biomedical research organised by the VISION project. Nanomedicine is applied in e.g., mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, and enables digital twins, organ on chip and wearables. Introducing nanomaterials in the body raises nanosafety issues. Ethical issues are e.g., related to freedom, equality, data protection and biosecurity. Researchers should contribute to Responsible Research and Innovation, Dr Malsch explained during the session. The principles inclusiveness, anticipation, openness and responsiveness are leading. The preparation of the lecture was supported by the RiskGONE project.

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Nanosafety Training School: Towards Safe and Sustainable by Design Advanced (Nano)Materials

Nanosafety Training School: Towards Safe and Sustainable by Design Advanced (Nano)Materials

The School aims to transfer state-of-the-art knowledge on a variety of topics from key experts to the new generation of professionals working in the areas of safety and sustainability of advanced (nano)materials. To this end, the School will deliver keynote lectures and will engage the participants in interprofessional training by means of roleplay and hands-on training exercises. The programme will balance experimental and modelling approaches in each of the School topics listed below.

The school will take place in the historic centre of Venice, Italy from 15 – 20 May 2022. It is hosted by the company GreenDecision in the frame of the EU Horizon 2020 project SUNSHINE and is co-organised and substantially contributed by the Horizon 2020 projects ASINA, SbD4Nano, SABYDOMA, SAbyNA, DIAGONAL, HARMLESS, NanoInformaTIX, NanoSolveIT, Gov4Nano, NanoRIGO, RiskGONE, NanoCommons, CHARISMA and the US Duke-led INFRAMES initiative.

Join our school to gain more knowledge and multidisciplinary expertise!

Who should attend?

  • PhD Students and Postdocs

  • Senior Researchers

  • Industry Practitioners

  • Regulators

  • Policy Makers

  • Civil Society representatives

  • Anyone else interested in the Safety and Sustainability of Advanced Materials

Topics

  • Transition from Safe-by-Design to Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design of advanced (nano)materials: a historical perspective and current policy landscape

  • What they are: Physicochemical identity – Intrinsic and extrinsic properties affecting release, biodistribution, environmental fate, exposure, human and environmental toxicity

  • What they are: Lifecycle release and transformations

  • Where they go: Environmental fate, human biodistribution and exposure

  • What they do: Human and environmental toxicity

  • Similarity assessment, grouping and read-across approaches

  • Risk assessment and management

  • FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data management and data quality assessment

  • Risk governance

Benefits

  • Gain in-depth interdisciplinary understanding of key topics pertaining to the safety and sustainability of advanced materials

  • Engage in a dialogue with peers and key experts

  • Benefit from a variety of additional networking opportunities such as a boat trip in the Venetian Lagoon and a social dinner

Draft School Agenda

A draft version of the agenda is available HERE.

Registration

To register for the School, please fill in the registration form HERE.

The School attendance is free of charge. The number of attendees to be accepted is limited to 70.

The registration will open 1 March 2022. Registration Deadline: 15 April 2022.

School Location 

The core School programme will take place in the historic Auditorium Santa Margherita Venice, Italy.

Contacts

Scientific enquiries:

Danail Hristozov, GreenDecision (IT) | danail.hristozov@greendecision.eu

Organisation, logistics, local support and administration:

Stefania Melandri, Warrant Hub (IT) | stefania.melandri@warranthub.it

Paola Basso, GreenDecision (IT) | management@greendecision.eu

Stella Stoycheva, Yordas Group (DE) | s.stoycheva@yordasgroup.com

Cathrin Cailliau, Yordas Group (DE) | c.cailliau@yordasgroup.com

School Certificates

Each participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon successful completion of the School.


School Committees

Scientific Committee

  • Danail Hristozov, GreenDecision (Venice, IT) & Emerge (Sofia, BG)

  • Lang Tran, Institute of Occupational Medicine (Edinburgh, UK)

  • Antonio Marcomini, University Ca’Foscari (Venice, IT)

  • Miguel A. Bañares,  Spanish National Research Council (Madrid, ES)

  • Anna Costa, Italian National Research Council (Rome, IT)

  • Tobias Stöger, Helmholtz Zentrum (München, DE)

  • Otmar Schmid, Helmholtz Zentrum (München, DE)

  • Martin Himly, University of Salzburg (Salzburg, AT)

  • Carlos Fito, Instituto Tecnológico del Embalaje Transporte y Logística (Valencia, ES)

  • Andrew Nelson, University of Leeds (Leeds, UK)

  • Elisa Moschini, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (Luxembourg, LU)

  • Socorro Vázquez-Campos, Leitat Technological Center (Barcelona, ES)

  • Mark Wiesner, CEINT, Duke University (Durham, US)

Organising Committee

  • Stefania Melandri, Warrant Group S.p.A. (Casalecchio di Reno, IT)

  • Stella Stoycheva, Yordas Group (Forchheim, DE)

  • Susanne Resch, BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft (Graz, AT)

  • Paola Basso, GreenDecision (Venice, IT)

  • Lisa Pizzol, GreenDecision (Venice, IT)

  • Cathrin Cailliau, Yordas Group (Forchheim, DE)

  • Hildegard Luhmann, European Research Services GmbH (Münster, DE)

  • Elisa Giubilato, GreenDecision (Venice, IT)


Organising projects

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Sponsors

  • GreenDecision (Venice, IT)

  • Yordas Group (Forchheim, DE)

  • Warrant Hub S.p.A. (Casalecchio di Reno, IT)

  • BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Graz, AT)

  • Emerge (Sofia, BG)

Contributing Projects

These projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 952924 (SUNSHINE), No 862444 (ASINA), No 952921 (CHARISMA), No 953152 (DIAGONAL), No 953183 (HARMLESS), No 814426 (NanoInformaTIX), No 862296 (SABYDOMA), No 862419 (SAbyNA), No 862195 (SbD4Nano), No 814401 (Gov4Nano), No 731032 (NanoCommons), No 814530 (NANORIGO), No 814572 (NanoSolveIT), No 814425 (RISKGONE).

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Join us in the Nanosafety Training School: From Basic Science To Risk Governance

Join us in the Nanosafety Training School: From Basic Science To Risk Governance

The training school will take place on 20-25 June 2021 in San Servolo island, in Venice, Italy.

The School week will include a variety of hands-on sessions aimed to transfer state-of-the-art knowledge on a variety of topics from key experts to the new generation of nano-environmental, health and safety, and biomedicine professionals, using interprofessional education.

About the School

This year the Venice Nano Training School celebrates its 10th anniversary.

The School will feature keynote speeches, hands-on sessions and a dedicated Young Scientist Forum Day during which early career researchers (PhD students, PhD candidates and Post-Docs) will have the opportunity to present their work.

The School week will include a variety of hands-on sessions aimed to transfer state-of-the-art knowledge on a variety of topics from key experts to the new generation of nano-environmental, health and safety, and biomedicine professionals, using interprofessional education.

A variety of networking activities (a special 10th anniversary welcome cocktail, social event and a social dinner) will enable plenty of time and opportunities for you to widen your network and foster academic exchange.

Become part of an interactive, exciting week and enrich your knowledge by developing multidisciplinary expertise!

 

Who should attend?

  • Early-stage researchers
  • PhD students and Post-Docs
  • Senior researchers
  • Industry
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Medical Personnel
  • Anyone interested in Safe Nanotechnology, Risk Assessment and Nano-Medicine

School Topics

  • Hazard to Human Health & Environment
  • Fate & Exposure Assessment
  • Nanomedicine: from the lab to the market
  • Modelling
  • Grouping & Read Across Approaches
  • Risk Governance

 

More Information about the Young Scientist Forum Day

Early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their work in the form of oral and poster presentations. You can choose between the following themes:

State of the art approaches and challenges towards nanomaterial characterisation
Strategies towards testing ENM toxicology (human and environmental)
Modelling approaches towards ENM toxicology
Risk assessment and legal regulation of ENM
Approaches towards defining human and environmental exposure to EN

 

School Location

The training school will take place in San Servolo (Venice, Italy).

 

School Certificates

Each participant will be given a Certificate of attendance upon request.

 

Further information and updates available here. 

 

Contacts

Scientific enquiries:

Danail Hristozov, GreenDecision (Italy) | danail.hristozov@greendecision.eu

Stella Stoycheva, Yordas Group (UK) | s.stoycheva@yordasgroup.com

Susanne Resch, BioNanoNet (Austria) | susanne.resch@bionanonet.at

Logistics, local support and administration:

Paola Basso, GreenDecision (Italy) | management@greendecision.eu

 

Sponsors

GreenDecision (Venice, IT)

Institute of Occupational Medicine (Edinburgh, UK)

Yordas Group (Forchheim, DE)

Warrant Hub S.p.A (Casalecchio di Reno, IT)

BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Graz, AT)

NC3RS (London, UK)

Aarhus University (Aarhus, DK)

RIVM (Utrecht, NL)

NILU (Kjeller, NO)

These projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 760928 (BIORIMA), No 814401 (Gov4Nano), No 760840 (GRACIOUS), No 814426 (NanoInformaTIX), No 814530 (NANORIGO), No 760813 (PATROLS), and No 814425 (RiskGONE).

 

 

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RiskGONE, Gov4Nano & NANORIGO actively involved in International Particle Toxicology Conference

RiskGONE together with NANORIGO and Gov4Nano participated in the 12th International Particle Toxicology Conference, which took place on 11-13 September in Salzburg, Austria, bringing together 135 stakeholders from across the world.

Focusing on the challenges of translating knowledge from particle safety research into regulation and legislation, the conference was of particular interest to the three EU H2020 projects working together to effectively improve risk governance of nanomaterials.

During the conference’s poster session both the close collaboration of RiskGONE with Gov4Nano and NANORIGO as well as specific details of the RiskGONE project were presented.

The International Particle Toxicology Conference also gave place to the 1st International Young Scientist Forum. The event allowed young scientists working in all fields in the broader area of particle and fibre toxicology to come together, discuss state-of-the-art developments, broaden their scientific knowledge & advance their research. DECHEMA, partner of the RiskGONE consortium, was involved in the organisation and part of the scientific committee.

A general trend transpiring from the discussions was that interesting research in the field of expositions of humans to particles are being conducted in real-life settings such as airports, trains and harbours. In addition, it was found that research on security of engineered particles is slightly decreasing – a development which attests to the importance of improved risk governance of nanomaterials and therefore the relevance of the main objective of the three NMBP-13 projects RiskGONE, Gov4Nano and NANORIGO.
The next edition of the conference is foreseen to take place at the University of New Mexico in 2022.

About the Project

RiskGONE is an EU H2020 project aiming at providing solid procedures for science-based risk governance of nanomaterials, based on a clear understanding of risks and risk management practices.

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RiskGONE Partners to attend 12th International Particle Toxicology Conference

The 12th International Particle Toxicology Conference will take place 11th – 13th September 2019 in Salzburg Austria. The meeting will focus on the challenges of translating knowledge from particle safety research into regulation and legislation and will therefore be of particular interest to RiskGONE project partners.  In addition, NANORIGO and Gov4Nano partners have also confirmed their participation, offering the opportunity for informal meetings and more intensive cooperation between the three projects.

The conference is preceded by an International Young Scientist Forum, 9th – 10th September. Information and abstract submission on both events can be found on the website iptc2019.eu.

The deadline for last minute poster submission is 31 July 2019. You can submit your abstract here.

The IPTC series of conferences brings together experts on particle toxicology from around the world and considers all types of particles. The conference covers general research issues, but has a strong focus on applications of particle toxicology in work place safety, environmental safety, consumer safety, medical and diagnostic developments and other fields.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

  • Matthew Campen, U New Mexico, USA
  • Mary Gulumian, U Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • Jonathan Powell, U Cambridge, UK
  • Ng Kee Woei, Nanyang Technical U, Singapore
  • Andrea de Vizcaya-Ruiz, Polytechnique Inst, Mexico