Members A - K

Members L-Z

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Zahra Akbari - Institue Pasteur of Iran
Zahra Akbari was born in Tehran Iran, on March 30 1977. In 2000, she obtained a BA degree in chemical engineering at Tehran University and has worked since 2001 at Tehran University as a researcher and teacher assistant in Analytical lab. She obtained an MSc in chemical engineering-Food engineering from the University of Technology in 2006. Now, she is a PHD student in Chemical engineering-Nanotechnology at Tehran University. Since 2005 she is studying nanotechnology science especially nanocomposites and their production, usage, properties and cytotoxicity and biocomptability at the Institue Pasteur of Iran (cell bank), which has done many projects in cytotoxicity and biocomptability.

Keld Alstrup Jensen - National Research Centre of the Working Environment
No description available.

Silvia Angeloni - Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique
No description available.

Blanca Antizar-Ladislao – University of Edinburgh
Dr Antizar-Ladislao is a principal investigator at the Institute for Infrastructure and Environment (IIE), University of Edinburgh (www.see.ed.ac.uk/IIE). Dr Antizar-Ladislao is a member of the Institute of Technology and the International Water Association. Her research interests are related to the applications and implications of biological processes in natural and engineered systems, including bioremediation and phytoremediation of sites contaminated with hazardous wastes, and environmental nanotechnology. Her current research focuses on the fate and behaviour of reactive engineered nanoparticles used to remove organic contaminants in aquatic systems. The work is carried out using a combination of advance analytical tools and involves national and international collaboration.

Malika Ardhaoui - University College Dublin
Dr Malika Ardhaoui, Post Doctoral Researcher in surface engineering. The Surface Engineering Group (University College Dublin- Ireland) carries out research on the use of plasma techniques to modify the surface of polymers, ceramics and metals. Using plasma treatments the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of surfaces can be modified at the nm and micron level. Coatings can be deposited which can enhance materials properties, for example, to dramatically improve tribological properties such as friction and wear resistance as well as enhancing the adhesive bond strength between metals and polymers. The deposition of functional coatings can also be used to achieve enhanced biocompatibility or to improve anti-bacterial properties.

Cordin Arpagaus - Büchi Labortechnik AG
Dr. Cordin Arpagaus, Business Area Manager Spray Drying, Büchi Labortechnik AG Meierseggstrasse 40, 9230 Flawil, www.buchi.com. Büchi Labortechnik AG is world leader in laboratory scale spray drying and offers perfect product solution for first trial processing and feasibility studies. The Mini Spray Dryer models are - with over 2’700 sold units since 1979 - the most often used spray drying lab instruments for quick and gentle drying of aqueous or organic solutions to powder. Büchi offers product solutions made of glass with short set-up times, an effective integrated nozzle cleaning mechanism and a high degree of flexibility. Profit from the free online Spray Dryer Application Database with over 400 products together with recommended process conditions. The database gives an excellent overview of research regarding spray drying of nanoparticles, preparation of microcapsules, spray agglomerates or spray chilled products.

Christof Asbach - Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology (IUTA)
Dr.-Ing Christof Asbach is a researcher in the unit "Air Quality & Sustainable Nanotechnology" at the Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology (IUTA) e.V. (www.iuta.de). IUTA is a non-profit research institute with a strong focus on airborne particles. The unit "Air Quality & Sustainable Nanotechnology" has carried out extensive exposure measurements and is actively involved in the development of measurement technology and strategies to measure nanoparticles. Dr.-Ing Christof Asbach's current main research focus is on development of portable and personal measurement equipment to assess the exposure to nanoparticles within the EU project NANODEVICE. A further research interest is in understanding possible nanoparticle release into the workplace or environment, how these particles change during airborne transport and how they can be detected by use of tailored measurement strategies.

Andrew Auty - "re: Liability (Oxford) Ltd"
Dr Andrew Auty, Director of re: Liability (Oxford) Ltd. www.reliabilityoxford.co.uk. The principal aim of this company is to identify and evaluate liability risks, especially those which have not yet led to civil claims. Succesful risk management will be key to the RDD&D of nanotechnologies. Their aim is to translate published work into useful risk information.

 

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Katie Ball - University of Exeter
Katie Ball, PhD student, University of Exeter, http://biosciences.exeter.ac.uk. The University of Exeter has created a 'nano-group' within the schools of Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Engineering. The group's aims are to investigate ecotoxicology, nanomaterial behaviour in the lab and in the environment, effect of nanomaterial functionalization and potential applications. Katie Ball's role as a PhD researcher is broadly speaking to investigate the impact of nanoparticles on the environment. By firstly looking at how early life stages of fish species such as Danio rerio and Fathead minnows are affected by different types, sizes and functionalized nanoparticles she aims to find a standard toxicological test which can be applied in order to model the environmental impact of suspended nanoparticles.

Cristina Barragán Yebra - LEITAT
Cristina Barragán Yebra (cbarragan@leitat.org) is a European Projects Manager from LEITATwww.leitat.org, a Technological Centre specialized in production technologies, performing R+D activities in the areas of materials sciences, environment, surface treatments, biotechnologies and renewable energies. LEITAT takes part each year in many projects financed by the regional and national government, participates in projects co-funded by the European Commission, and develops private R&D projects funded by industrial partners. Leitat maintains a research line on the application of nanotechnology for materials functionalization, and development of materials for nanoparticle barrier applications.

Renata Behra - Swiss federal institute of aquatic science and technology
Dr. Renata Behra is senior scientist at the Swiss federal institute of aquatic science and technology (Eawag). Eawag is the Swiss-based and internationally linked aquatic research institute committed to an ecological, economical and socially responsible management of water ( www.eawag.ch). Within the Department of environmental toxicology, Renata Behra leads the group “Ecotoxicology of algae populations and communities”, which focuses on understanding the bioavailability and impact of metals, metal and metal oxide nanoparticles, and physical stressors toward algae. Other research interests include understanding tolerance mechanisms in algal communities.

Shimshon Belkin - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
No description available.

Sergio Bellucci - Centre for Technology assessment TA-SWISS
No description available.

Stefano Bellucci - Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (INFN)
Dr. Stefano Bellucci is First Researcher at Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare-Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati (INFN-LNF), Italy (www.lnf.infn.it). He is a member of the National working group for the identification of Prevention and Protection measures connected with the exposure to nanomaterials in working environments. He is Scientist in charge of the unit INFN –in the project ”Innovative methodologies for the risk assessment from occupational exposure to nanomaterials” Applied Research – Strategic Program Environment and Health of the Italian Ministry of Health – Directorate for Scientific and Technological Research. He is National Spokesperson of the experiment NEXT for new electron sources and X radiation of the INFN Scientific Committee for Interdisciplinary Physics. He is INFN Representative in the Steering Committee of the Nanotec IT - Italian Centre for Nanotechnology- a division of AIRI- Italian Association for Industrial Research.

Livia Bergamin - SECO (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs)
Livia Bergamin (PhD and MAS Health at Work) is a scientific officer at the authority SECO (State Secretariat for Economic Affairs) in Zürich/Switzerland. The SECO deals with different topics related to Economy (e.g. Labour, Law, Policy, Foreign Affairs). Weblink: http://www.seco.admin.ch/. Within the Labour Directorate her group deals with chemicals and occupational health. She is responsible for the subject "Manufactured Nanomaterials at the workplace" with the focus to provide information and guidelines to SME in order to help them protect workers' health while handling nanomaterials.

Enrico Bergamaschi - University of Parma Medical School
No description available.

Patrick Berghmans - VITO NV, Flemish Institute for Technological research
No description available.

Daniel Bernard - Arkema
Daniel Bernard PhD, Arkema, Scientific Vice President for nanostructured materials, chairman of the french standardization technical committee (Afnor) for Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials, and industrial representative at the OECD Working Party for Manufactured Nanomaterials. Arkema (www.arkema.com) is involved in the development of nanomaterials and carbon nanotubes (CNT). The objective of Arkema, applying the precautionary principle, is to develop safe processes for the production and the applications of CNT. Many doubts on the risks exist: few available toxicological and ecotoxicological data on non characterized CNT, great difficulties to generate aerosols for inhalation studies, no standard methods for detection in the atmosphere, the measurement and the characterization of CNT not yet specific regulation for “nanos”. Arkema strategy is supported by the following principles: knowledges production; (eco)toxicological studies; detection and measurement methods studies, standards and regulation; procedures for working. Safety / Prevention: Product must be confined; protection of workers; no release; no waste. guide of good practice;sale in priority CNT dispersions,Transparency: communication, information, education.

Giovanni Bernardini - Department of Biotechnology and Molecular Sciences
Giovanni Bernardini (Full professor), Rosalba Gornati (Associate Professor) and Elena Papis (post Doc) work in the Laboratory of Cell Biology within the Department of Biotechnology and Molecular Sciences in a recent research-dedicated building. They have full access to laboratories adequately equipped to guarantee the feasibility of the research. Such laboratories are equipped with innovative instrumentations, suitable for the accomplishment of the analyses used to develop our research. Their activity could be summarized in the following points:1- To study NPs shape, size and aggregation by: atomic force microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy; 2- To investigate the solubility of NPs in the culture media by atomic absorption spectroscopy; 3- To evaluate the toxicological effects of NPs on human cell cultures; 4- To follow the expression of the genes involved in oxidative stress, as well as metal responsive genes.

Michelle Binedell - Council for Scientific and Industrial Research CSIR
No description available.

Gaby-Fleur Böl - Bundesamt für Risikobewertung (BfR)
No description available.

Diana Boraschi - Institute of Biomedical Technologies, Italian National Research Council
Diana Boraschi is director of research at the Institute of Biomedical Technologies of the Italian National Research Council. The Institute is devoted to technological development for application to improving human health, by applying to the investigation of biological problems its high-throughput platforms for genomics, transcriptomics, miRNomics, proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics (http://www.itb.cnr.it/). Diana Boraschi (diana.boraschi@itb.cnr.it) leads the Laboratory of Cytokines and Innate Immunity located in Pisa, and studies the mechanisms of activation of innate defence cells, both professional and non-professional, in physiological conditions and during their pathological derangements. In the area of nanotoxicity, she is involved in studies to determine in in vitro models the effects of engineered nanoparticles on defence cell activation, both as direct activation and as capacity to modulate the defensive reactivity to danger stimuli.

Miquel Borràs - Barcelona Science Park
Dr. Miquel Borràs is Head of the Unit for Experimental Toxicology and Ecotoxicology (Barcelona Science Park) and Director of Toxicology Research Centre (CERETOX), a center for technology transfer belonging to the TECNIO Network of the Generalitat de Catalunya. His is also the coordinator of subproject 3 (Health and Environment) in the project “NANOSOST. Towards a sustainable nanotechnology, responsible and safe”, in the consortium led by the IQS (Chemical Institute of Sarrià) within the framework of Singular and Strategic Projects 2008. Publications related to nanotoxicology: 1) Embryotoxicity of cobalt ferrite and gold nanoparticles: A first in vitro approach. Claudia Di Guglielmo, David Ramos López, Joaquín De Lapuente, Joan Maria Llobet Mallafré, and Miquel Borràs Suárez, Reproductive Toxicology, 30(2):271-276, 2010; 2) Absorption, biodistribution and acute toxicity of cobalt ferrite NP, gold NP hyaluronic acid-coated gold nanoparticles in rats. C. Porredon, D. Ramos, J. De Lapuente, L. Camps, M. Borràs. Toxicology Letters 196S:S280 (2010); 3) Behavior of gold nanoparticles coated with hyaluronan: citotoxicity, cell internalization and rat biodistribution. M. Borras, J. Sendra, C. Di Guglielmo, H. Parkkola, M.Ramis J. De Lapuente, C. Porredon. Toxicology Letters 196S:S282 (2010); 4) In vitro cytotoxicity and cellular uptake of gold nanoparticles. J. De Lapuente, D. Ramos, C. Porredon, C. Di Guglielmo, M. Borràs. Toxicology Letters 196S:S284 (2010).

Paul Borm - NanoTox BV
No description available.

Paul Bowen - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Dr. Paul Bowen has over 25 years of research experience in the domains of powder synthesis, powder characterization, colloidal dispersions and reactor development at EPFL. In the last three years one aspect of his research has focused on Nanometrology (in the COST Action 539) in order to develop a reliable database of protocols for measurement and comparison between different methods, instruments, and research groups. These measurement protocols are essential for novel property exploitation, for the research and development stage of Nanotechnoly as well as to assess the toxicological effects of nanosized powders. They are on free access on the LTP (Powder Technology Laboratory) website: http://ltp.epfl.ch/. It is strongly recommended to everyone interested in powder characterization to use these protocols, and give one’s feedback/amendments/recommendation, in order to be able to make Nanotechnology a mature technology within scientific collaborations at an international level.

Alistair Boxall - Environment Department, University of York
No description available.

Diane Braguer - Université de la Méditerrannée
Diane Braguer Professor at the School of Pharmacy – Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille France (Diane Braguer Professor at the School of Pharmacy – Université de la Méditerranée, Marseille France (http://www.univmed.fr/), Co-Director of the research unit INSERM UMR 911 and Director of the hospital Pharmacy in Timone University Hospital (Assistance Publique – hôpitaux de Marseille). Diane Braguer is a partner in the European project Nano-4 Drugs (STREP) in the 6th PCRD “An innovative Protein-Based Drug delivery device using fluorescent diamond Nano-Particules”. Her team is involved in the biology workpackage and is responsible for the determination of the intracellular effects of peptide-grafted diamond nanoparticules (uptake, internalisation, accumulation in specific intracellular compartments, drug delivery, cell toxicity). They are experts in the determination of safe and toxic effects of nanoparticules and pharmacologic activity when nanoparticules are grafted with druggable compounds.

Daniela Bratosin - INCDSB & University Vasile Goldis
Daniela Bratosin is Head of "Cellular dynamics and Flow cytometry” Department of INCDSB and Professor of Ecotoxicology and Animal biology at the University Vasile Goldis, Arad. In the field of “Hazards and fate of nanomaterials”, on the basis of her concept of apoptosis of non-nucleated human red blood cells (RBCs) and of nucleated RBCs from batrachians and fishes, she has developed a new experimental cell system for assessing the toxic effects of nanoparticles in vitro and in vivo by flow cytometric analysis. Recently she obtained a grant for 3 years from Romanian Ministry of Education and Research for “Evaluation of the risks of the nanoparticles for the health and environment by flow cytometry and complementary techniques”. She is particularly interested, on the one hand, in the evaluation of the biological response towards nanoparticles both in vitro and in vivo nanotoxicology (i.e.: uptake, internalisation, cell toxicity, screening, cellular and molecular mechanisms) and, on the other hand, in the potential environmental impact of engineered nanomaterials due to bioaccumulation and bio-nondegradability (ecotoxicology).

Patrick Brochard - Université Bordeaux
Patrick Brochard, Professeur Médecine du Travail, ISPED, Université Bordeaux 2, France. The main objective of the “Santé Travail Environnement” group is to study the links between health and environmental (and occupational) risk factors. His group deals with several aspects of health-work and health-environment with a scientific program including 3 approaches: epidemiological, methodological and biological approach. The objective in the biological approach is to evaluate cytotocixity and cellular mechanisms of environmental pollutants (metals and nanoparticles) and particularly, the response on renal cells that could have in charge nanoparticles accumulation and elimination.

Derk Brouwer - TNO Quality of Life
Dr. Derk Brouwer is senior scientist exposure assessment in the Department Food & Chemical Risk Analysis at TNO Quality of Life (www.tno.nl). The department has been heavily involved in all types of exposure assessments to chemicals with a strong focus on exposure modelling. TNO QoL participates in several EU-sponsored projects related to exposure to nano particles, i.e. NANOSH, NANODEVICE, and NANEX. Derk Brouwer’s current main research focus is assessment of occupational exposure to manufactured nano objects, the development of measurement strategies and exposure modelling.

Abel Browarnik - Department of Industrial Engineering, Tel Aviv University
Abel Browarnik is a PhD student at the Department of Industrial Engineering, Tel Aviv University (http://www.eng.tau.ac.il). Abel Browarnik is the manager of NHECD (http://www.nhecd-fp7.eu). NHECD aims at creating a commented database on the impact of engineered nanoparticles to health and environment. The planned 'products' of NHECD are a repository of scientific papers classified according to domain taxonomies, and a set of extracted results from the papers.

Irene Brüske-Hohlfeld - Institute of Epidemiology, GSF National Research Centre for Environment and Health
No description available.

Anders Bucht - Swedish Defence Research Agency
No description available.

Gemma Buckland - Humane Society International
Dr Gemma Buckland BSc PhD DIC, Science and Policy Officer in the Research and Toxicology Department at the Humane Society International (HSI). HSI (www.hsieurope.org) works on behalf of its more than 11 million members and supporters worldwide, benefiting both humans and animals. Our interest in nanomaterials stems from our concern regarding the lack of adequate nano-specific safety testing relating to the effects of nanomaterials on human health. We currently sit as an observer on the Competent Authorities Subgroup on nanomaterials and have expertise in current and potential scientifically robust non-animal alternatives for nanomaterial safety testing.

Christopher Bunting - International Risk Governace Council IRGC
No description available.

 

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Laura Canesi - University of Genoa
Laura is an Environmental Physiologist. She studies biological responses to environmental stressors, including contaminants, from the molecular to the organism level, in different in vitro and in vivo animal models.

Ennio Capria - Imperial College of London
Ennio Capria is currently employed at Imperial College of London on a bionanotechnology project. He followed the current debate on nanoparticles and their impact on health with great interest. Nanocomposites containing nanoparticles represent an important part of his scientific activity, as well as the conception of nanobiocaptors destined for the pharmaceutical industry and used to characterize the activity of P450 enzymes in presence of new chemical entities (NCE). In parallel he collaborated with the Cranfield Institute for Safety and Risk Reliability (CISRR) and participated in the "Advanced Course on Public Communication & Applied Ethics of Nanotechnology" (organized by NanoBioRaise).

Stéphane Carpentier - GDF SUEZ
Stéphane is an engineer working in the field of gas combustion. He is currently looking for sampling techniques for nanoparticles in the range 1-20 nm.

Giuseppe Castellet y Ballarà - Italian Workers' Compensation Authority
Dr Giuseppe Castellet y Ballarà from the Italian Workers' Compensation Authority - INAIL Technical Directorate for Risk Assessment and Prevention which deals with risk assessment and prevention on workplace. In particular they have projects about nanoparticles monitoring on Italian industry. At present one Scanning Mobility Particle Sizer (SMPS - TSI 3034) and Condensation Particle Counter (CPC) is used. Also he is working at the Italian Standard Body (UNI) as Health, Safety and Enviromental working group convenor. As UNI delegate he is joining the ISO/TC 229 Nanotechnologies Commission and CEN TC 352 Nanotechnologies.

Qasim Chaudhry - Central Science Laboratory, Department for Environment
No description available.

Chunying Chen - Laboratory for Biological Effects of Nanomaterials and Nanosafety, National Centre for Nanoscience and Technology
No description available.

Tsun-Jen Cheng - Institute of Occupatinal Medicine and Industrial Hygiene, National Taiwan University
No description available.

Emo Chiellini - University of Pisa
No description available.

Federica Chiellini - Laboratory of Bioactive Polymers for Biomedical & Environmental Applications, University of Pisa
No description available.

Nutthita Chuankrerkkul - Chulalongkorn University
Dr. Nutthita Chuankrerkkul is a researcher at the Metallurgy and Materials Science Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. www.material.chula.ac.th/. Chulalongkorn University is Thailand’s oldest and one of the country’s most prestigious universities, officially established on March 26, 1917 by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) and named after his father King Chulalongkorn (Rama V). Nutthita graduated in Materials Science and Engineering field and she is interested in nanomaterials as well as ethics of nanotechnology, so she is a member of the Nanoethics group of the Center of Innovative Nanotechnology, Chulalongkorn Universitywww.sites.google.com/site/nncollection. She is concerned about risks and safety of nanomaterials and would like to learn more about the health and environmental impact of manufactured nanomaterials.

Margherita Cioffi - D'Appolonia S.p.A
Dr MEng Margherita Cioffi is researcher in the Innovation and Research Unit of D'Appolonia S.p.A, Italy (http://www.dappolonia.it/). D’Appolonia is a 350 staff Italian private engineering and consulting company active in several industrial sectors, often working on advanced, nano-enabled technologies and products. Mrs Cioffi, PhD in biomedical engineering, is currently working as project manager on several nanotechnology projects at European level, carrying out technical and knowledge management activities as well as taking care of the administrative management. She is fully involved in the organisation and planning of NANOfutures Initiative, The European Technology Integration and Innovation Platform (ETIP) in Nanotechnology (http://www.nanofutures.eu/). NANOfutures addresses cross-sectorial research, technology and innovation challenges as well as broad socio-economical barriers to nanotechnology development, inlcuding safety and environmental issues.

Vicki Colvin - Centre for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology, Rice University
No description available.

Philippe Francois-Xavier Corvini - University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland
The Institute for Ecopreneurship (IEC), headed by Prof. Philippe Corvini, is one of the four Institutes of the School of Life Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences of Northwestern Switzerland. Research activities carried out at IEC comprise studies on the fate and effect of micropollutants and emerging materials such as nanoparticles (mainly silica-based material). One specialty of IEC is the use of radiolabelling and radioanalytics. Beside risk assessment approaches, the potential of environmental (bio)technologies making use of nanostructured material for wastewater treatment applications constitute a further important part of IEC portfolio.

Carla Costa - Portuguese National Institute of Health
Carla developed an interest in occupational toxicology in her last year of college. At that time she joined the research group of Centre of Environmental and Occupational Health of Portuguese National Institute of Health studying the genetic effect.

Otto Creutzenberg - Fraunhofer Institute of Toxicology & Experimental Medicine (ITEM)
Otto Creutzenberg ( otto.creutzenberg@item.fraunhofer.de) from the Fraunhofer Institute of Toxicology and Experimental Medicine - Dept. of Inhalation Toxicology, Hannover, Germany (www.item.fraunhofer.de). Fraunhofer ITEM is structured in six divisions: (1) Tox and Environm Hygiene (2) Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology (3) Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (4) Immunology, Allergology and Airway Research (5) Chemical Risk Assessment (6) Aerosol Research and Analytical Chemistry. ITEM, a member institute of the non-profit organization Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, is focussing on the target organ lung (particle & fibre tox, environmental stressors, drug development ) and can offer in vitro/ex vivo as well as in vivo models for tox investigations. ITEM has established high expertise in particle tox (incl ultrafines) in the past 2 decades and is actually working in nanoparticle projects. The expertise includes also aerosol generation and exposure issues.

Pontus Cronholm - Karolinska Institutet
Pontus Cronholm, MSc in Engineering Biology, is a PhD student in the group of Analytical Toxicology, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. His PhD research project aims to increase the understanding of nanoparticle cell interactions and how material properties on the nano-size level effects particle toxicity, primarily of metallic and metal oxide particle with a special focus on copper and copper oxide nanoparticles. A part of his research is to investigate how methodological settings can influence particle characteristics and toxicity and to develop and use in vitro exposure models more relevant to in vivo exposure situations than those frequently used today. His project is part of a goal to increase the understanding of particle toxicity where the ultimate goal is to reduce health effects and minimizing risks along with a sustainable developments and use of new materials and nano-based products.

Enda Cummins - Biosystems Engineering, University College Dublin
No description available.

Stephen Cunningham - National University of Ireland
Stephen Cunningham is a postdoctoral researcher at the National University of Ireland.

 

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Lina Dai - Roskilde University
Lina Dai is a PhD student from Roskilde University of Denmark. Her project mainly focuses on the fate and bioavailability of nano-particles in the aquatic environment. The fate of nanopaticles in the aquatic environment is concerned about the distribution in the sediment part. She will study the bioavailability of deposit feeders and the bioturbation on sediment-associated nano-partices.

Matteo Dalla Valle - The REACH Centre
Matteo Dalla Valle is a Regulatory and Technical Manager at the REACH Centre. The REACH Centre (TRC) (www.threachcentre.com) is a private limited company, set up specifically to support the industry in meeting its duties under REACH and to effectively manage and comply with current and future chemical legislation. TRC is one of the leading global providers of REACH services to industry and is active in various market sectors. Clients include chemical manufacturers, formulators, importers, distributors, and retailers. Covering a global geography, the company has representation in the UK (Lancaster), Italy (Venice), Norway (Oslo), China (Hong Kong/Guangzhou) and Japan (Tokyo). The REACH Centre has a strategic collaboration with Lancaster University’s Centre for Chemicals Management, part of Europe’s largest environmental research faculty, for the provision of a number of specialist services to industry. Its consultants are among Europe’s most renowned REACH experts and their in-depth regulatory knowledge is reinforced by excellent technical and legal expertise. Its main interest around nanotechnologies concerns the current and future regulatory developments, including their workability and their possible impact on the European industry.

Pierre J. Demal - AXA Belgium
Pierre J. Demal, Prevention Ingineer, Working injuries AXA Belgium. Very intersted about this technology, but also over the impact on the human and environement.

Evangelina Demou - Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETHZ
No description available.

Silvia Diabate - Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe
No description available.

Shareen H. Doak - Institute of Life Science (ILS), Swansea University
Dr. Shareen H. Doak is a Senior Lecturer within the Nanomedicine & DNA Damage Research Groups at the Institute of Life Science (ILS), Swansea University (www.ils.swan.ac.uk). The ILS places a strong emphasis on inter-disciplinary research and has forged strong collaborations over recent years with the Multi-disciplinary Nanotechnology Centre (School of Engineering, Swansea University), leading to a strategic interest in Nanohealth. Shareen Doak has research interests in evaluating and characterising the genotoxic potential of nanomaterials. Aims are to standardise appropriate methodologies, deliver thorough dose-response relationships and determine their mechanisms of action.

Ken Donaldson - ELEGI Colt Laboratory, The Queen's Medical Research Institute
No description available.

Carmel Doherty - Athlone Institute of Technology
Carmel Doherty, MSc Researcher, Life and Physical Science, cdoherty@research.ait.ie, Athlone Institute of Technology established Midlands Innovation and Research Centre. Some of the key objectives of the MIRC include investigating Cell & Molecular Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology, Polymers and Drug Delivery Systems. Here at Athlone Institute of Technology Carmel Doherty is part of an interdisciplinary group involved in nanomaterial research. Her project entails investigating the toxicity of commonly occurring nanomaterials. As part of her research she is testing the cytotoxic and genotoxic effects on skin cells exposed to NP TiO2 Rutile and Anatase.

Stefania Dragoni - University of Siena
Stefania Dragoni is a researcher at the University of Siena (www.unisi.it). She is working at the department of Neuroscience in the pharmacology section, where the interaction of drugs and natural compounds at different organ levels is studied using different approaches. Stefania has been involved for many years in the study of the metabolism (toxic bioactivation/detoxification) of xenobiotics. Recently she has been interested in the study of the effects of gold nanoparticles in a multicelluar in vitro model to assess the effect of gold nanoparticles on liver functions.

Rodger Duffin - ELEGI Colt Laboratory, The Queen's Medical Research Institute
No description available.

Ruth Duncan - Centre for Polymer Therapeutics, Welsh School of Pharmacy
No description available.

Albert Duschl - University of Salzburg
Albert Duschl is Professor of Biochemistry at the Department of Molecular Biology, University of Salzburg. The Department comprises a Center of Excellence within the University with a focus on Immunology and Allergy, Genomics, Structural Biology and Protein Analysis. The group of Albert Duschl investigates the influence of environmental pollutants and engineered nanomaterials on immune functions (www.uni-salzburg.at/tapir). It has participated in one FP5 and two FP6 projects, which has allowed to develop a panel of stable human reporter cell lines that express Luciferase or GFP under the control of cytokine or chemokine promoters, as well as NF-kB responsive elements involved in cellular stress. These cell lines are suitable for high-throughput and on-site formats. The Department also offers fully equipped facilities for biochemical and immunological methods, cell culture and mouse models, in particular for allergic diseases. Contact: albert.duschl@sbg.ac.at

 

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Amir ElShahawy - National Research Centre
Amir ElShahawy is a specialist physician of Occupational Medicine,Environmental Health and Safety - National Research Center, Egypt. Authorized OSHA trainer, University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Director of Environmental Health and Hospital Safety, African Society for Quality in Healthcare, ASQH. He is deeply interested in the latest advances of OEM concerning Nanotechnology. He finished his M.Sc. of OEM and is seeking to start a PhD realted to health hazards of occupational exposure to nanomaterials in a distinguished American or European University.

Michael Emmenegger - Office for Analysis and Management of Social Actions
No description available.

Ayca Erdem - Akdeniz University
Dr. Ayca Erdem works at Akdeniz University (http://www.akdeniz.edu.tr) Faculty of Engineering Department of Environmental Engineering (http://www.akdeniz.edu.tr/muhfak/cevre/). Dr. Erdem is a researcher in the Department of Environmental Engineering, Akdeniz University, Turkey. Her research interests are investigating the effects of manufactured nanoparticles on the inactivation of bacteria and the ecotoxicological effects of manufactured nanoparticles on bacteria and algae.

 

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Bengt Fadeel - Karolinska Institutet, Institute of Environmental Medicine
No description available.

Eugenia Fagadar-Cosma - Institute of Chemistry Timisoara of Romanian Academy
Eugenia Fagadar-Cosma is a Senior Researcher and Head of the Organic Chemistry Department at the Institute of Chemistry Timisoara of Romanian Academy. She is currently focusing on research regarding the design, synthesis and characterization of symmetric and asymmetric substituted meso-tetraarylporphyrins and of derived advanced hybrid porphyrin-inorganic micro and nanomaterials and of their evaluation as electroactive materials for construction of sensors, potential photosensitizers in PDT and in formulation of photovoltaic cells. In the last years she coordinated an Excellency Project issued by the Romanian Ministry of Research and Technology: Multifunctional nanocomposites based on supramolecular architectures exhibiting optoelectronic, photochemical, electrochemical and biological properties precursors for advanced materials. Other research themes of the Institute are: inorganic and bio-nanocomposites, hybrid silica-organic nanomaterials, super/paramagnetic or ferromagnetic nanocomposites.

Marco Faimali - Institute of Marine Sciences (ISMAR) - National Research Council (CNR)
Marco Faimali has done research work from 1995 on marine technology and environmental impact at the Institute of Metal Marine Corrosion, CNR, Genoa, which then became the Institute of Marine Science, Genoa’s branch. Nowadays his activity in ecotoxicolgy is focused on techniques to analyze environmental impacts, development of monitoring tools able to point out the effects of anthropic activities on the marine environment. In this contest a lot of work is needed in the future to develop suitable strategies to identify the environmental and biological fate and ecotoxicological effects of manufactured nanoparticles and nanomaterials on marine ecosystem to define appropriate methods and endpoints for standard tests used in hazard assessment.

Ilise L. Feitshans - United Nations ILO SAFEWORK
Ilise L. Feitshans JD and ScM, Coordinator Encyclopaedia. 5th Edition ILO Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety SAFEWORK International Labour Office, the Oldest Specialized agency of the United Nations, Geneva Switzerland trainingprofessionals.com/internationalhealthlaw. Swisscom portable 41 79 836 3965 office 41 22 799 7443.

Ivana Fenoglio - Università degli Studi di Torino
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Emmanuel Flahaut - University Paul Sabatier
Emmanuel Flahaut (CNRS researcher, http://eflahaut.nano.free.fr works in the Interuniversity Centre for Research and Engineering of Materials (CIRIMAT, http://www.cirimat.cnrs.fr) at the University Paul Sabatier (Toulouse 3) in France. He is coordinating a national programme from the French National Research Agency (ANR) dealing with both the human toxicity and environmental impact of carbon nanotubes. The carbon nanotubes (double-walled carbon nanotubes, DWNT) are synthesised and characterised at the CIRIMAT. The toxicity issues are investigated in collaboration with Pr Laurence Bordenave at the INSERM in Bordeaux (France) using mainly respiratory cell models. The interaction between DWNT and macrophages are studied in collaboration with Dr Bernard Pipy at the University Hospital of Rangueil (Toulouse). Then, the environmental impact towards the aquatic compartment is investigated in collaboration with Dr Laury Gauthier and Dr Florence Mouchet (ECOLAB) on different amphibian models (axolotl, xenopus) using a normalised (ISO) protocol. The CIRIMAT is also partner of the Marie Curie RTN "CARBIO" (coordinated by Dr Ruediger Klingeler, http://www.carbio.eu), dealing with the medical applications of carbon nanotubes for cancer treatment.

Stéphane Fontanell - Observatoire des Micro & NanoTechnologies
No description available.

Evelien Frijns - VITO NV, Flemish Institute for Technological research
No description available.

Jacob Forstater - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jacob Forstater is a graduate student currently investigating nanoparticle induced protein aggregation.

Bice Fubini - Università degli Studi di Torino
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Luca Galluzzi - Centro di Biotecnologie, Università di Urbino
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Antonietta Gatti - University of Modena & Reggio Emilia
Dr. Antonietta M. Gatti was coordinator of the EC Project Nanopathology: the health impact of Micro and nanoparticles. At present she is coordinator of the Project FP6 DIPNA: development of an integrated platform for the nanoparticles risk assessment. She is a member of the Governmental Italian Committee for the Prevention and Control of the soldiers’ pathologies. Her laboratory is very active in Nanotoxicity with in-vitro tests and Nanopathology with new diagnostic tools for humans and animals. Special attention is paid to the environmental nanopollution and the pollution in nanotechnological laboratories.

André Gazsó - Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Technology Assessment
The Institute of Technology Assessment (ITA) is a research facility of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (AAS). ITA performs inter-disciplinary scientific research at the interface of technology and society. Its work focuses on development trends, on societal consequences and on options for shaping technological change. The research results provide the basis, inter alia, for giving advice to decision-makers. Since 2007 the ITA performs a research project called "NanoTrust" (Integrative Analysis of the State of Knowledge Regarding Health and Einvironmental Risks of Nanotechnology).

Marianne Geiser Kamber - Institute of Anatomy, University of Bern
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Anastasia Georgantzopoulou - Centre de Recherche Public-Gabriel Lippmann
Anastasia Georgantzopoulou, researcher in environmental toxicology in the department of Environment Agrobiotechnologies (EVA), Nutrition and Toxicology Unit of the Centre de Recherche Public-Gabriel Lippmann in Luxembourg, http://www.lippmann.lu/. The activities of our project involve the study of environmental effects and toxicity of emerging nanoparticles in aquatic environments. We use ecotoxicological assays with model organisms as well a cell culture model for human uptake. Our research also includes the investigation of uptake mechanisms and intracellular localisation of NPs as well as the development of novel biomarkers in addition to the use of classical ones.

Panos Georgopoulos - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School & Rutgers University
No description available.

Alink Gerrit - Division of Toxicology, Wageningen University
No description available.

Anzhela Glushkova - Research Institute of Hygiene, Occupational Pathology & Human Ecology
Anzhela V. Glushkova, PhD (Med), is a researcher at the Laboratory of General Toxicology and Sanitary Regulation Research Institute of Hygiene, Occupational Pathology and Human Ecology. Her main research interests are toxicology of nanoparticles, hygiene, epidemiological risks and risk assessment of nanoparticles and nanotechnologies The main topics of the research interests at the Institute are toxicology (especially toxicology of nanoparticles, nanotechnologies), sanitary regulation of chemical substances (for example, maximum assumed concentration and others), epidemiological and clinical investigations, risk assessment nanoparticles and nanotechnologies. The Institute performs preliminary toxicological assessment new chemical substances based on correlation between structure, physical and chemical properties and toxicity and biological activity. The Institute is involved in research projects under “Rusnano” in the area of risk assessment and safety of nanoparticles and nanotechnologies.

Africa González-Fernández - University of Vigo
Africa González-Fernández, University of Vigo (www.uvigo.es), Spain MD, PhD, Immunologist and Titular Professor in Immunology University of Vigo: Teaching and research in several disciplines. Strong groups in Biology, Coloidal studies and anti-tumoral drugs.They are working in the toxicity of nanoparticles, trying to standarize methods, and analyzing the immune response (phagocytosis, complement activation, citokines...) and response to vaccines using nanostructures molecules. As a medical doctor and immunologist she is really interested in the behaviour of the body in response to foreign elements such as nanoparticles.

Hans Götz - Kerona GmbH
Dr. Hans Götz is laboratory manager for Kerona GmbH (www.kerona.de), a company developing advanced products on the basis of chemical nanotechnology. Kerona transfers current research results from nanotechnology and material science for the modification of glass, ceramic, lacquer, plastic and metal surfaces.

Rosalba Gornati - Department of Biotechnology and Molecular Sciences
Rosalba Gornati (Associate Professor) works in the Laboratory of Cell Biology within the Department of Biotechnology and Molecular Sciences in a recent research-dedicated building. They have full access to laboratories adequately equipped to guarantee the feasibility of the research. Such laboratories are equipped with innovative instrumentations, suitable for the accomplishment of the analyses used to develop our research. Their activity could be summarized in the following points:1- To study NPs shape, size and aggregation by: atomic force microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy; 2- To investigate the solubility of NPs in the culture media by atomic absorption spectroscopy; 3- To evaluate the toxicological effects of NPs on human cell cultures; 4- To follow the expression of the genes involved in oxidative stress, as well as metal responsive genes.

Ilse Gosens - Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Dr. Ilse Gosens is working at the department of inhalation toxicology for the Center of Environmental Health at the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment. She is involved in the European project ENPRA as WP5 leader. She is also working for the Dutch Nanotechnology Knowledge and Information Risks group (KIR-nano).

Barbara Gouget - Commissariat à l'Energie atomique
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Jonathan Grigg - Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Queen Mary University London
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Bernard Grobéty - Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg
Bernard Grobéty, Professor for Technical Mineralogy, Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg (www.unifr.ch/geosciences/). The Earth Science unit, to which his group belongs, has research activities in sedimentology, paleontology, structural geology, archeometry and technical resp. environmental mineralogy. The group, which is also associated with the Center of Nanomaterials FRIMAT, is active in the development of particle sampling equipment, single particle analysis techniques (TEM, NEXAFS, SEM), source apportionment of natural and anthropogenic aerosols and the environmental impact of nanosized particles.

Man Bock Gu - Korea University
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Åsa Gustafsson - Swedish Defence Research Agency
Åsa Gustafsson is a PhD student. His work is about how engineered NPs are affecting the lungs. He works with an animal model.

Richard Guy - Deparment of Pharmacy & Pharmacology, University of Bath
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Masoud Haghshenas Fard - Isfahan University of technology
Masoud Haghshenas Fard is an assistant professor, member of the chemical engineering Faculty, Head of Nanofluid group at Isfahan University of technology, in Isfahan, Iran. His research field is Nanofluid, modelling of nanoparticles and nanofluids, heat and mass transfer in nanofluids.

Wallin Hakan - National Research Centre of the Working Environment
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Maros Halama - Technical University of Kosice
M.Sc. Maros Halama PhD is a full-time researcher from the Technical University of Kosice, Faculty of Metallurgy, Corrosion Control Lab (http://www.tuke.sk/metalcor). He has participated at ESF-UB Conferences in Biomedicine - Nanomedicine 2008 and 2009. Nowadays he is dealing with the development of techniques for measuring the corrosion characteristics of nanoparticles (SPIONs, ZnO NPs) on CPE electrode in various environments simulated medical applications, finally determining their life-time. He would like to apply his gained skills in corrosion to solve problems related to nanotechnology safety. He believes he can be an effective member of the European “Nanomedicine family” and contribute to high quality research solving some gaps in Nanomedicine safety.

Tadeusz Halatek - Nofer Institute of Occupational Medicine
No description available.

Jan Harnek - Lund University
Jan Harnek, MD, PhD, Head of Heart Radiology, Lund University Hospital (www.usil.se) and Maria Kempe, PhD, Associate Professor, Head of Biomedical Polymer Technology at BMC, Lund University (www.biomedicalpolymers.bmc.lu.se) are developing nanotechnology based diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic methods for targeted imaging and drug delivery in medicine.

Roy Harrison - University of Birmingham
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Peter Hatto - IonBond Limited
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Stefanie Hellweg - Institute of Environmental Engineering, ETHZ
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Stefan Hengsberger - Ecole d'ingénieurs et d'architectes de Fribourg
Stefan Hengsberger is a co-organisator of the nanotechnology network that has been organised as an initiative of the Canton Fribourg.

Lars-Henrik Heckmann - Aarhus University
Lars-Henrik Heckmann (research scientist, PhD) works at Aarhus University, National Environmental Research Institute, Department of Terrestrial Ecology, Silkeborg, Denmark. Our research focuses on the impact of nanomaterials on soil organisms. We study the effects at all major levels; ranging from gene expression to population responses. Our research include basic research and testing directed toward administrative decisions, we advise and participate in various international bodies, both scientific and administrative.

Heinrich Hofmann - Powder Technology laboratory, EPFL
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Helmut Horn - Bund für Umwelt une Naturschutz Deutschland e.V.
No description available.

Lenke Horvath - Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Lenke is a PhD candidate working in the field of nanotoxicology, with a special interest in the effects of carbon based nanomaterials and boron nitride nanotubes on respiratory systems.

Paul Howes - Department of Physics, University of Leicester
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Gaku Ichihara - Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine
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Fatih Inci - Istanbul Technical University
Ph.D. candidate Fatih Inci received his B.S. degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics in 2007 from Istanbul University. During his undergraduate, he deserved a fellowship to continue his studies in Biology Department at University of Groningen and performed a number of projects containing subjects from cellular signalling mechanisms to modelling experiments. In 2007, he started his Ph.D. directly after his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology-Genetics & Biotechnology at Istanbul Technical University under supervision of Assist.Prof.Dr. Fatma N.Kok and then worked as a visiting researcher at the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, The University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Institute for Nanoscale Technology, University of Technology Sydney (Sydney, Australia) in 2010. His graduate research experience has focused on membrane proteins, artificial tethered lipid membranes, signal transduction in cellular components, smart drug delivery systems and the related technologies such as Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR), Quartz Crystal Microbalance (QCM), and Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance (L-SPR). Additionally, his major graduate research has been membrane protein-based in vitro methods containing cell capturing on microfludic systems and drug/ligand interactions and effects on them.

Paola Italiani - Italian National Research Council
Paola Italiani is a PhD student in Molecular Medicine at the Institute of Biomedical Technologies of the Italian National Research Council (http://www.itb.cnr.it). She works in the Laboratory of Cytokines and Innate Immunity under the supervision of Dr Diana Boraschi. The Institute is devoted to technological development for application to improving human health, by applying to the investigation of biological problems its high-throughput platforms for genomics, transcriptomics, miRNomics, proteomics, metabolomics and bioinformatics. Paola Italiani studies the mechanisms of activation of innate defence cells (professional and non-professional) in physiological conditions and during their pathological derangements. In the area of nanotoxicity, she is involved in studies to determine in vitro models the effects of engineered nanoparticles on defence cell activation, both as direct activation and as capacity to modulate the defensive reactivity to danger stimuli.

 

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Elżbieta Jankowska - Central Institute for Labour Protection
Dr Elżbieta Jankowska is a scientist at the Central Institute for Labour Protection- National Research Institute (CIOP-PIB) which is a research institution whose main activity aims at devising new technical and organizational solutions in the field of occupational safety and health, ergonomics and the working environment. Research activities of the Institute are based on a large range of laboratory and field studies. The studies concern the whole range of OSH-related risks: psychophysiological factors (human physiology and hygiene, biomechanics, psychology),mechanical hazards, electromagnetic radiation, noise, vibration, electrically charged aerosols, chemical and biological hazards, and dust pollution. (www.ciop.pl). Dr Elżbieta Jankowska is scientist with experience  in the area of assessment of exposure and control to fine particles. In the field of nanoparticles she carried out research on exposure in different processes, e.g. during  developing new fire-safe polymers with nanoclays, burning of foams with Nanofil powders, production of nanocomposits with silica nanospheres, production of cosmetics on the base of Ag/TiO2 and Ag/SiO2, determination of nano ZnO and TiO2 parameters used in cosmetics production. (eljan@ciop.pl).

Milena Jovasevic-Stojanovic - Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences
Milena Jovasevic-Stojanovic is a research associate at the Radation and Environmental Protection Department, Vinca Institute of Nuclear Sciences - IV (www.vinca.rs) She obtained her doctoral degree in biotechnical science and her field of work is human protection and risk assessment to toxic chemical exposure, including ambient air pollutants, industrial and accidental pollution events, exposure to toxic chemicals from consumer products, air pollution monitoring and modeling, exposure assessment and procection from pesticides during application, etc. She worked for 15 years at the Militarytechnical Institute, before joining IV in 1998.

 

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Markus Kalberer - Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences
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Hans Kastenholz - Empa
Hans Kastenholz is a senior scientist at Empa, Switzerland. His main research areas are technology assessment of emerging technologies (I), societal aspects of nanotechnology and its applications (2), risk governance (analysis, perception, communication, management).

Alain Kaufmann - Interface sciences-société, University of Lausanne
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Maria Kempe - Lund University
Maria Kempe, PhD, Associate Professor, Head of Biomedical Polymer Technology at BMC, Lund University (www.biomedicalpolymers.bmc.lu.se) and Jan Harnek, MD, PhD, Head of Heart Radiology, Lund University Hospital (www.usil.se) are developing nanotechnology based diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic methods for targeted imaging and drug delivery in medicine.

Seetaramchander Rao Kesaraju - Aurora's Technological and Research Institute
K.S.Ramchander Rao is professor and Head Department of Biotechnology Aurora's Technological and Research Institute Parvathapur Hyderabad 500039 raoksr2005@gmail.com. His area of research interest is nanoaerobiology interaction between airborne ENP and airborne organisms.

Natalia Khlebnikova - Research Institute of Hygiene, Occupational Pathology & Human Ecology
Natalia S. Khlebnikova, PhD (Chem), is a senior researcher at the Research Institute of Hygiene, Occupational Pathology and Human Ecology. Her main research interests are organic analysis, GC-MC, HPLC-MS. The main topics are toxicology (especially toxicology of nanoparticles, nanotechnologies), sanitary regulation of chemical substances (for example, maximum assumed concentration and others), epidemiological and clinical investigations, risk assessment nanoparticles and nanotechnologies. The Institute performs preliminary toxicological assessment new chemical substances based on correlation between structure, physical and chemical properties and toxicity and biological activity. The Institute is involved in research projects under “Rusnano” in the area of risk assessment and safety of nanoparticles and nanotechnologies.

Rüdiger Klingeler - Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden
Rüdiger Klingeler is head of the "Magnetic properties" group at the Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden (www.ifw-dresden.de), a world leading institution in materials science and solid state research. R. Klingeler is the Coordinator of the EU Marie-Curie Research Training Network "Multifunctional Carbon Nanotubes for Biomedical Applications” (www.CARBIO.eu). He applies a multidisciplinary approach to exploit carbon-based functionalized nano-carriers for biomedical applications, in particular to act as magnetic nano-heaters, drug-carrier systems and sensors which allow a diagnostic and therapeutic usage on a cellular level. In particular, he is involved in research on imaging (nanoparticles-based contrast agents), sensoring (e.g., NMR-based nanothermometer) and targeted heat and drug delivery treatment (hyperthermia, nanotech-nology-based targeted drug deliv-ery).

Geethalakshmi Kodandoor - Padre Conceicao College of Engineering
Geethalakshmi Kodandoor is a faculty member in the Dept. of Mechanical