HomeNews & Events Archive1st Sustainable Nanotechnology School

11-16 January 2015
University Ca' Foscari Venice, Italy

Understanding the environmental, health and safety implications of manufactured nanomaterials to foster their sustainable applications:

A COST MODENA, SUN and Guidenano training school

School purpose

The achievement of safe nanoproducts requires an understanding of the properties, biological interactions, fate, risks and environmental impacts of manufactured nanomaterials. The Sustainable Nanotechnology School aims to transfer the state of the art knowledge on these aspects from key experts to the new generation nano environmental, health and safety (EHS) professionals. In order to do so the school will highlight the best available experimental and modeling approaches and practices for physicochemical characterization, (eco)toxicity testing, exposure, risk, and lifecycle assessment of nanotechnologies, taking various stakeholder perspectives and ethical issues into account. The course is structured to balance breadth and depth in these diverse topics, as well as build an integrative understanding of them, while providing an interactive learning environment and direct access to key experts from Europe and the United States. The Sustainable Nanotechnology School is organized in the frame of the major EU FP7 projects SUN and GUIDEnano and the MODENA Cost Action.

Target audience

The 1st Sustainable Nanotechnology School is especially designed for personnel from research and academic institutions as well as from industry, governmental agencies and hospital departments. The School is aimed at senior researchers, young scientists, PhD students and in fact anyone dealing with nanosciences, nanotechnologies and risk assessment of nanotechnology.

Scientific Commitee

• Antonio Marcomini, University Ca' Foscari (Venice, Italy)
• Danail Hristozov, University Ca' Foscari (Venice, Italy)
• Lang Tran, Institute for Occupational Health (Edinburgh, UK)
• Socorro Vázquez-Campos, LEITAT Technological Center (Barcelona, Spain)

Organising Commitee

• Vrishali Subramanian, University Ca' Foscari (Venice, Italy)
• Sara Alba, University Ca' Foscari (Venice, Italy)
• Judith Friesl, The REACH Centre (Lancaster, UK)
• Stella Stoycheva, The REACH Centre (Lancaster, UK)
• Amro Satti, LEITAT Technological Center (Barcelona, Spain)

Invited speakers

International experts from Europe and the United States has been invited.
Download the detailed programme (currently being updated).

School programme and course organization

The school programme will focus on six main subjects:
• (Eco)toxicological Risk Assessment
• Exposure Assessment and Monitoring
• Life Cycle Impact Assessment of nanomaterials
• Safe-by-Design nanomanufacturing
• Industrial and Regulatory Perspectives on Nanotechnology
• Ethical issues in nanotechnology

Registration fees

The registration fees include: School participation, course materials (slides, reference papers, journal club articles), welcome cocktail, lunches, coffee breaks and a social event. Hotel booking and dinners are not included.

School registration and payment

To register to the school, please fill in the registration form. After you have submitted the form, you will receive a registration confirmation including the payment details and a privacy disclaimer by email. The registration is completed after you have send the privacy disclaimer, duly filled in, and a copy of the payment confirmation from your bank to corsi.challengeschool@unive.it.


• 30 September 2014: Early Registration Deadline (Discount of 10%)
• 31 October 2014: Registration Deadline

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 247989.

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