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Nanotoxicology and Nanoregulation: the safe use of manufactured nanomaterials and Nanoreg Brazil Meeting

Scope of the Symposium

Human exposure to manufactured nanomaterials is increasing along the last years. In this context, innumerous studies are going on to elucidate the mechanisms involved in the interactions of nanoparticles with biological samples. The lack of scientific knowledge and the absence of evidence demonstrating the safety of some nanomaterials make regulation a challenge. Various agencies around the world are providing specific regulatory guidelines for such materials before their commercialization. In this context, toxicology studies are providing information to guide regulatory decisions toward developing a safety regulatory network to enable the marketing of products before commercialization.
In this context, we would like to propose the symposium "Nanotoxicology and Nanoregulation? the safe use of manufactured nanomaterials". This symposium will discuss the toxicologic aspects of nanomaterials, a topic which is increasing over the world, and has been covered by international conferences. Moreover, it will be the opportunity to present the updates of the international agreement NanoReg between Brazil and EU for the standardization of production and safe use of nanomaterials. The symposium welcomes all researchers in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology that is interesting in the toxicology field. Brazilian and Europeans researchers, in particular, are invited to participate in the symposium as a way of identifying partners and potential collaborative projects between Brazil and EU, following the collaborative research program launched in 2014 by Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil (MCTI) and Inmetro. The symposium will create opportunities for participants to present and share experiences, explore new directions and debate topics with experts from across the globe in the field of nanotoxicology.

Abstracts will be solicited in (but not limited to) the following areas

  • - Exposure assessment
  • - Detection and identification
  • - In vitro and In vivo Nanotoxicology assays
  • - Eco/Environmental Nanotoxicology
  • - Nanomaterials release
  • - Life Cycle Analysis
  • - Risk management
  • - Regulation and standardization for nano products
  • - Advances in methods, protocols and metrology
  • - Green nanotechnology: occupational safety and health, green chemistry and sustainability

Invited speakers
  • Prof. Dr. José María Monserrat
    (Federal University of Rio Grande ) [Confirmed]
  • Dra. Vera Lúcia Scherholz Salgado Castro
    (Embrapa Environment (EMBRAPA), Brazil) [Confirmed]

Symposium Organizers
  • Juliana Cancino-Bernardi (University of Sao Paulo, Physics Institute of Sao Carlos, Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology Group)
  • Valtencir Zucolotto (University of Sao Paulo, Physics Institute of Sao Carlos, Nanomedicine and Nanotoxicology Group)
  • Diego Stéfani T. Martinez (Laboratório Nacional de Nanotecnologia - LNNano Centro Nacional de Pesquisa em Energia e Materiais - CNPEM)
  • Nelson Durán (Universidade Estadual de Campinas - Unicamp)
  • Carla dos Santos Riccardi (Faculdade de Ciências Agronômicas - UNESP, Campus Botucatu)


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