Program excerpt

Tuesday 13th of November

11:30
Conference Lunch
12:30
Welcome: Julie Gold/Sverker Molander/Bengt Fadeel
12:45
Keynote Lecture: Mark Wiesner, Duke University

 

Nanomaterials : Not the next asbestos - or some lessons learned from  20 years of nanomaterial implications research 

13:30
Session 1 - chair: Julie Gold, Chalmers University of Technology

 

Mónica João de Barros Amorim, University of Aveiro, Portugal: "Environmental hazards of nanomaterials: potential and challenges of integrating omics"

Begoña Espiña, International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Portugal: "Evaluation of toxicity and bioaccumulation of commercial nanomaterials used in plastic industry in aquatic organisms"

Joachim Sturve, University of Gothenburg: “Trophic transfer of nanoparticles in the aquatic environment”

Mikael Ekvall, Lund University: "Long-term effects of tungsten carbide (WC), tungsten carbide cobalt (WC-Co) and cobalt (Co) nanoparticles on Daphnia magna and the effect of an environmental corona"

Frida Book, University of Gothenburg: "Toxicity screening of seven different types of commercial silica nanoparticles using cellular and organismic assays: importance of surface and size"

15:00
Coffee
15:30
Session 2 – chair: Bengt Fadeel, Karolinska Institutet

 

Marco Monopoli, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland: "Understanding the nanomaterial interaction with biomolecules, a journey from the safety assessments to applications in modern medicine"

Bengt Fadeel, Karolinska Institutet: "Cytotoxicity assessment of metal and metal oxide nanoparticles: lessons from nanosafety projects"

Tommy Cedervall, Lund University: "Aggregation of nanoplastics and other nanomaterials in ecotoxicological studies"

Govind Gupta, Karolinska Institutet: "Toxicity screening of a panel of silica nanoparticles: role of size and surface properties"

Julian Gallego, University of Gothenburg: "Fate of nanomaterials in seawater: experimental approaches"

17:00
End
18:30
Conference Dinner at Universeum

Wednesday 14th of November

09:00
Session 3 – chair: Inger Odnevall Walllinder, Royal Institute of Technology

 

Harri Alenius, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and University of Helsinki, Finland: "From conventional in vitro and in vivo approaches towards predictive nanotoxicology"

Zareen Abbas, University of Gothenburg: "Modelling the Interactions of Organic Molecules with Nanoparticles"

Anna Furberg, Chalmers University of Technology: "Societal flows of cemented tungsten carbide – the case of tire studs"

Rickard Arvidsson, Chalmers University of Technology: "Proxy measures for manufactured nanomaterials"

10:00
Coffee
10:30
Session 4 – chair: Bengt Fadeel, Karolinska Institutet

 

Ulla Vogel, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Denmark: "Health effects of Inhaled Nanomaterials"

Lena Palmberg, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden: "Multi-cellular human lung models for toxicity testing"

Inger Odnevall Walllinder, Royal Institute of Technology: "Finding linkages between toxicity and surface reactivity of metallic nanoparticles"

Jonas Hedberg, Royal Institute of Technology: "Connections between natural organic matter adsorption, dissolution and electrochemistry for a selection of metal nanoparticles"

12:00
Conference Lunch
13:30
Session 5 - Integrating Stakeholder Collaboration. Sverker Molander, Chalmers University of Technology

 

Aims: Stakeholders to share how they develop nanomaterials to generate innovation that is safe for human and environment – all phases - from laboratory to commercialization. 

Moderators: Sari Scheinberg, Action Research Centre, and Sverker Alänge, Chalmers University of Technology

13:45
What is the present situation regarding perceptions of risks and possibilities for safe nanotech innovation?

 

What does stakeholder need to support their process and what do they experience and what hinders their development, learning, control and feedback?

This is discussed from different perspectives; branch organization, regulator, social scientist perspective (risk perception), scientist perspective.

13:45
Views from social scientist perspective – risk perception

 

Åsa Boholm, Magnus Jansson, Simon Larsson, University of Gothenburg

14:45
Views from branch organization perspective, SwedNanoTech

 

Åsalie Hartmanis, SwedNanoTech

15:00
Coffee
15:30
Views from Swedish National Platform for Nanosafety, SweNanoSafe

 

Heike Hellmold, SweNanoSafe

15:45
Views from Municipality perspective (authority) and Mistra board

 

Anna Ledin, Environmental Governance Gothenburg and Mistra Environmental Nanosafety board member

16:00
Looking back – Dynamic reflection and mapping


Sari Scheinberg, Action Research Centre, and Sverker Alänge, Chalmers University of Technology

Group exercise

  • What have we learned from these presentations?
  • What are the challenges in our way of working?
  • Perceptions in society
  • Innovation perspective
  • Good environment for innovation with current legislation

 

17:30
End
18:30
Conference Dinner at Clarion Hotel Post

Thursday 15th of November

08:30
Welcome and goals for today. Sverker Alänge, Chalmers University of Technology and Sari Scheinberg, Action Research Centre
08:40
Session 6 - Stakeholders will share experiences and reflect...

 

...and present on: What have you done – how have you solved this  - What ideas do you have for improvement?  What questions / feedback do you have for the other stakeholders? What are the ways forward?

08:40
1. Companies - Sweden and EU

 

Michael Persson, AkzoNobel 

09:00
2. International collaboration perspective – test bed

 

Eiwe Ljungblom, entrepreneur

09:20
3. From scientist perspective - late lessons from early warnings

 

Lauge Peter Westergaard Clausen, DTU

09:40
4. Society perspective – NGO

 

Anna Lennquist, ChemSec

10:00
Introduction to groupwork and coffee during groupwork
11:00
Reflection and summary of session 5 and 6

 

Sari Scheinberg, Action Research Centre, and Sverker Alänge, Chalmers University of Technology

11:30
Summary of conference and future of nanotech safety: Bengt Fadeel/Sverker Molander/Julie Gold/Tommy Cedervall
12:00
End