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October 29, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

The 2nd EU-Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety promoted by EU-Nanosafety Cluster (NSC) and Asia Nano Forum (ANF) in EU and in Asia respectively was held on 29 October at Austrian Funding Agency FFG (Sensengasse 1, A-1090 Vienna) in Vienna, Austria.

Nanosafety experts from European and Asian countries gathered to get insights on actual and future human and environmental nanosafety research, to then discuss in the breakout sessions, and how to progress towards thematic collaboration. Furthermore, during the afternoon session, selected European projects from the EU NanoSafety Cluster shall present about latest findings. The 1st EU-Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety was held in Tehran, on the 28th of November 2017.

10:00 – 10:10
Welcome addresses [in room “Seidl”]

Alexander Pogàny (Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and


Georgios Katalagarianakis (European Commission)

Toshihiko Kanayama (Asia Nano Forum – President)

10:10 – 10:20
André Gazso (Austrian Academy of Science): “Risk governance in Austria”)

10:20 – 10:40
Ali Beitollahi (Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council): “Asia-EU Dialogue on Nanosafety and Nanocertification: A Platform Towards Enhanced Synergy”

10:40 – 12:00
Key Note Lectures

Rong Cai (National Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology,Chinese Academy of Science): “Interaction of Living Systems with Engineered Nanoparticles – between Medical Benefit and Toxicity”

Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser (Adolphe Merkle Institute,Switzerland): “Assessing the hazard of nanomaterials for humans with in vitro tools – how far we are and where to go”

Il Je Yu (Institute of Nanoproduct Safety Research, Hoseo University,Korea): “Biokinetics of Co-exposed Nanomaterials”

Claus Svendsen (Center of Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, United Kingdom): “Realistic environmental exposure and ecological risk assessment”

Ramjitti Indaraprasirt (Nanotec Thailand): “Nano-safety & Standardization Initiative in Thailand”

Rawiwan Maniratanachote (Nanotec Thailand): “Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials using Alternative Methods”.

12:00 – 12:15
Q&A Session

12:15 – 12:30
Anke Jesse (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany): “Malta Initiative – a joint approach to adopt the OECD TG to the needs of nanomaterials”

12:30 – 13:30

13:30 – 15:00
Breakout sessions Locations: Seidl, Brühl, Segel 4 and Segel 5

  1. i) Scientific Data Collaboration, Chair: Iseult Lynch (University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
  2. ii) Nano-Certification, Nanostandardisation, Chairs: Damjana Drobne (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), Emeric Frejafon (INERIS. France)

iii) Social Dialogue and Governance, Chairs: Andreas Falk (BioNanoNet, Austria), Flemming Cassee (RIVM, Netherlands)

  1. iv) Nanosafety and Nanomedicine Characterisation, Chair: Matteo Santin (University of Brighton, United Kingdom)

15:00 – 15:30
Coffee break

15:30 – 16:00
Presentations of breakout session results (session chairs) “Seidl”

16:00 – 17:00
Best practice examples & projects of EU NanoSafety Cluster

Keld A. Jensen (National Research Centre for the Working

Environment, Denmark): “caLIBRAte – Creating a Web-based HUB for tested Tools for Governance of Emerging and Existing NanoRisks”

Andrew Nelson (University of Leeds, UK): “Third generation high throughput on-line platforms for nanosafety screening”

Vicki Stone (Heriot-Watt University, Scotland): “GRACIOUS framework for grouping and read-across of nanomaterials for regulatory risk assessment and safe-by-design”

Emeric Frejafon (INERIS, France): “How to move forward on the harmonisation of the expertise in nanosafety for a safer innovation in Nanotech, lessons learned from EC4SafeNano”

Peter Ertl (Technical University Vienna, Austria): “Next generation luminescence upconversion nanomaterials for bioimaging with approved nanosafety by microfluidic cell assays”

Group photo of 2nd EU-Asia Dialogue on NanoSafety

17:05 – 17:30
pre-IndTech2018-conference talk: “Role of Nanosafety in Industrial

Technology” by Peter Droell (EC)

17:30 – 18:00
Discussion, wrap-up of the day and way towards the 3rd EU-Asia Dialogue on Nanosafety; Chair: Alexander Pogany (Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology) Panel: Peter Dröll (European Commission), Ali Beitollahi (Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council), Anke Jesse (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and

Nuclear Safety), Eugenia Valsami-Jones (University of Birmingham)

18:00 – 19:00
Networking cocktail