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SETAC Nanotechnology Advisory Group Meeting

Posted By Jeff A. Steevens, Tuesday, October 20, 2015

SETAC Nanotechnology Advisory Group Meeting

SETAC North America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, USA 

 Date:  Wednesday November 4 2015

Time:  12:00-1:00 pm

Location:  Room 251F

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HSEnano: a new nano web-platform (Health, Safety & Environment)

Posted By Guilherme F. Lenz e Silva, Monday, December 29, 2014

- Dear SETAC members;

I would like to announce the launch of the  web-platform.

The HSenano project has more than 450 addresses about health, safety and environmental web-pages and more than 300 technical reports, based on best available information, quick-links and internet tools to help people to improve their risk assessments and working safely with nano-materials.


This project has been supported by the Brazilian National Science Foundation (CNPq), the National Institute of Science and Technology (INCT-Nanocarbon Materials), the Brazilian Network of Nano-toxicity, the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and the Laboratory for Environmental and Health Nanoscience/Brown University (USA).

Kind regards;

Guilherme F. B. Lenz e Silva; CSP, MBA, PhD

LEHN/Brown University

LM2C2-POLI/University of Sao Paulo

Tags:  environment  health  nanotechnology  safety  website 

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Seeking Participants: Ecotoxicity Workshop March 2015

Posted By Jeff A. Steevens, Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Implementing Environmentally-Relevant Exposures for Improved Interpretation of Laboratory Toxicology Studies of Manufactured and Engineered Nanomaterials (M&ENMs)


The University of California - Center for Environmental Implications of Nanotechnology (CEIN) is planning a workshop focusing on ecotoxicity. The organizers are seeking around 35 participants from academia, industry, regulatory, and NGO to meet for 2 days.


Background: A number of academic colleagues have used estimates of environmental releases to define “environmentally relevant” or “environmentally realistic” concentrations to be used in ecotoxicity testing. This has even led some colleagues to recommend rejecting manuscripts during the peer review process. Their intent, of course, is for science to inform the risk assessment process by emphasizing realistic test conditions. What is realistic, what is informative and how the two relate to current laboratory practice lie at the heart of the workshop. In a critical review article published this summer in Environmental Science & Technology by Holden et al., members of the organizing committee provided an overview of concentrations used in laboratory settings relative to estimated concentrations from computer modeling.


The workshop is intended to bring these threads together for a focused discussion in the expectation that we can arrive at some conclusions that speak to the current state-of-the-art in these sub-disciplines. A position or opinion paper is a likely outcome.


Apply:  If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please provide a brief description of your relevant experience and brief CV to Bruce Vigon at

Tags:  ecotoxicity  invitation  nanotechnology  workshop 

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Nano2014 Columbia, SC

Posted By Jeff A. Steevens, Thursday, July 10, 2014

NANO 2014

CENR is organizing the 9th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, which will be held from September 7th –11th, 2014 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. As one of the globally leading conferences on nanoscience/nanoecotoxicology, the 9th ICEENN will bring together researchers, regulators and industry to discuss the potential hazards and risks of current and future applications in the key sector of nanotechnology, along with mechanisms to bring about risk reduction while maintaining the economic and social benefits of the sector.


Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

Photo Credit: Columbia Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau- Brett Flashnick

Sessions will consist of key research areas including but not limited to 1) physical and chemical properties of nanoparticles as related to the environment and health, 2) ageing and effects on fate and behavior, 3) toxicology and ecotoxicology, 4) social and regulatory sciences, 5) innovation and applications of nanotechnology to environmental and health issues.

Tags:  Nano2014 

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Student and Young Professionals Travel Award for Nanorisk Analysis II Workshop, September 15-16, Washington DC

Posted By Jeff A. Steevens, Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Call for Posters & Student and Young Professionals Travel Awards for Nano Risk Analysis II: A Workshop to Explore How a Multiple Models Approach Can Advance Risk Analysis of Nanoscale Materials.


 ** Deadline extended to August 1st, 2014**

September 15-16, 2014 • Washington, D.C. 

Got BIG research on NANOmaterials? Come share your interesting work with experts from around the globe at the Society for Risk Analysis Nano Risk Analysis II workshop!

About the Workshop

The Nano Risk Analysis II workshop seeks to elaborate shared strengths and gaps in support of a Weight of Evidence (WOE) approach relying on Alternative Testing Strategy (ATS) to inform context–specific decisions about risk from exposure to novel nanoscale materials.  The goal is to inform the development of guidance for ATS use in overall approaches to those decisions. As such, suitable topics for poster presentations include research on high-throughput techniques, in vitro cell based and cell free assays, WOE or strength-of-evidence approaches to assessing exposure and risk, decision-analytic approaches, regulatory approaches, and challenges to applying ATS for nanoscale materials. We are open to a range of topics related to Alternative Testing Strategies, so please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about your topic.

This competition will provide several graduate students and young professionals (i.e., individuals who completed their degree within 5-years) with $500 in travel assistance to attend the Nano Risk Analysis II Workshop. Details at:



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Tags:  nanomaterial  student and young professional  travel award  workshop 

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