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Request for applications: 'Enlargement' Workshop on the applications of nanobiotechnologies - Deadline postponed: 10/11/12

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Focused on bio/non bio- interfaces and nanobiotechnology

When Dec 04, 2012 08:30 AM to
Dec 06, 2012 05:00 PM
Where Ispra, Varese (Italy)
Contact Name
Organizer JRC, IHCP

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is organizing a series of Workshops to provide an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation and discussion of fundamental aspects of nanobiotechnology.

These workshops are organized by the JRC with the participation of experts from the New Member States, Candidate Countries, Potential Candidate Countries, FP7 Associated Countries, and on an ad hoc basis European Neighborhood Policy Countries and Russia.

The focus this year is on nanoscale characterization of materials and detection of nanomaterials in complex matrices. Current and future techniques of characterisation of nanomaterials surfaces and interfaces will be addressed.

Participants should come from universities and laboratories associated to development and applications of characterisation techniques in nanotechnology and nanobiotechnology.

We request contributions concerning, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Nanomaterials separation and and physical-chemical characterization
  • Analysis of nanomaterials in complex matrices (e.g. food, environmental matrices, cosmetics…)
  • Aggregation/agglomeration mechanisms
  • Protein adsorption and interaction with nanomaterials

Background


Recent advances in NanoBiotechnology (nanoscale materials processing, molecular detection, nanoscale characterisation) and tools (high resolution NMR, synchrotron radiation spectroscopies, near field techniques) will have a decisive impact on studies of nanomaterials and their interactions with organic or biological systems. These new developments offer strong opportunities for the implementation of the European Commission recommendation on the definition of nanomaterials [1], [2],  the labelling requirements for cosmetic products [3] and food [4] .

The proposed workshop will present and discuss recent results in the field of nanomaterials characterisation, interaction modelling with biological and biochemical entities, and their application to aggregation characterisation in relation to nanotoxicology and nanomedicine.  The different fields to be discussed will be related to techniques for nanoscale-surface physical and chemical characterisations of nanomaterials.

Scientists are invited to present a description of the state of the art in research and development in the bio interfaces and nanotoxicology field in their own countries.



[1] Commission Recommendation of 18 October 2011 on the definition of nanomaterial

[2] JRC Reference Report on consideration on a Definition of Nanomaterial for Regulatory Purposes and Requirements on measurements for the implementation of the European Commission definition of the term 'nanomaterial' 

[3] Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products 

[4] Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 on the provision of food information to consumers consumers

 

Date, Place and Duration

Ispra, 4-6 December 2012

Deadline for application

November 10th 2012

Target deadline for results of selection

November 19th2012


JRC Contact for further information and application
jrc-enlargement@ec.europa.eu subject: 2012-IHCP-A-05


JRC Contact for scientific issues

 


Participants profile

Scientists with speciality in nanobiotechnology, biology, toxicology

 

Country of origin of participants

Focus on participants from:

  • New Member States
  • Candidate Countries,
  • Potential Candidate Countries,
  • FP7 Associated Countries,
  • on an ad hoc basis European Neighbourhood Policy Countries and Russia

 

Funding

Reimbursement of expenses or small grants may be available. The Commission reserves the right to decide on a case-by-case basis - depending always on the available budget - the granting of such reimbursement of expenses or small grants. Participants may be entitled to reimbursement of their expenses in case they are directly (explicitly) invited by the organizer in order to contribute to the workshop's objectives.

 

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