NanoSaTox 2015

Workshop on Nanosafety and Nanotoxicology

Nanotechnology is regarded as one of the most promising key technologies that can contribute to the solution of many problems of mankind. In addition to the potential opportunities of nanotechnology, there are warnings on possible risks of nanotechnology for the environment and health. The "Workshop on Nanosafety and Nanotoxicology (NanoSaTox)" examines this complex subject with various presentations from different institutions to give a differentiated picture of the current state of research.

Date: 27th October 2015 (Tuesday), 9:00 - 17:30

Location: Leibnizhaus (Holzmarkt 4 – 6, 30159 Hannover, Germany)

The workshop is organized by the PhD-programme „Hannover School for Nanotechnology“ of the Laboratory of Nano and Quantum Engineering from Leibniz Universität Hannover. 



08:30 Registration / Coffee

09:00 Introduction

09.00 Prof. Dr. Rolf Haug
Coordinator of the PhD-programme “Hannover School for Nanotechnology“
Leibniz Universität Hannover

09:15 - 10:45 Session 1

Keynote talk
09:15 “Reliability of Nanosafety Research - Considerations on the Basis of a Comprehensive Literature Study”
Prof. Dr. Harald Krug
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

10:10 “Rational design of nanoparticle toxicology assays: a question of exposure scenario, dose and experimental setup”
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Barcikowski
University of Duisburg-Essen, Technical Chemistry I and Center for Nanointegration Duisburg-Essen

10:45 - 11:15 Coffee

11:15 - 13:00 Session 2

11:15 “Regulatory Aspects of Nanomaterials in the EU”
Dr. Birgit Sokull-Klüttgen
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)

11:50 “Overcoming the limitations of in vitro toxicology - development of new optical test methods”
Dr. Jürgen Schnekenburger
Biomedical Technology Center of the Medical Faculty Münster

12:25 “Analyzing iron oxide nanoparticles for drug delivery – innovative investigation tools for nanotoxicology”
Dr. Christina Janko
University Hospital Erlangen, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Section of Experimental Oncology and Nanomedicine (SEON)

13:00 - 14:00 Photo & Buffet Lunch

14:00 - 15:45 Session 3

14:00 “Proteomics approaches for hazard assessment of NMs and for supporting NM classifi cation”
Dr. Andrea Haase
German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment

14:35 “Exploring environmental risks of Manufactured Nanomaterials - current knowledge, challenges & (inter-)national activities”
Dr. Doris Völker

15.10 “DaNa2.0 – Knowledge Base Nanomaterials”
Dr. Christoph Steinbach

15:45 - 16:15 Coffee

16:15 - 17:25 Session 4

16:15 “Inhalation Toxicity Testing of Nanopowders”
Dr. Otto Creutzenberg
Inhalation Toxicology & Chemical Risk Assessment, Fraunhofer Institute of Toxicology & Experimental Medicine (Fraunhofer ITEM)

16:50 “In vitro Biotesting of nanoparticles on mammalian cells”
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Blume
Leibniz Universität Hannover, Institute of Technical Chemistry

17:25 End