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Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this proposed mini symposium aims to update our current knowledge in the field of nanotoxicology.

Recent developments in the area of nanotechnology in industry as well as in science accelerate the production of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) both in terms of quantity and quality (e.g. smart and intelligent molecules). Consequently, the exposure of humans and the environment to ENPs during their life is inevitable. There is a growing concern among consumers (the general public), scientists, regulators and policy makers over the safety aspects of this new technology which is of great economic importance. 

Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, this proposed mini symposium aims to update our current knowledge in the field of nanotoxicology. The outcome of the symposium aims to benefit scientists working in this stimulating field to elucidate both the potential beneficial and detrimental impacts of ENPs affording important information to industries trying to harness this technology. The outcomes will also be of benefit to environmental managers and regulators and affords the potential to initiate new collaborations in an effort to improve our existing knowledge in this important field of research. 

The symposium will provide a much better (and needed) fundamental understanding of the reactions leading to the potential impact of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) and could possibly lead to strategies for avoiding any potential damage for both human and environmental health.

Distinguished scientists in the field of nanotoxicology will be invited to give keynote lectures/oral presentations during the symposium. In addition to experienced and senior scientists, young scientists are encouraged to actively participate and present their work in this workshop, including poster presentations.

Registration for the event will close on Friday 12th May. Registration for the event is free and lunch will be provided. Delegates will however have to arrange and pay for their accommodation and dinner. Various options are available in the beautiful coastal and historic city of Plymouth ( 

Submit an abstract

Please submit your abstract via our online registration page, the link to which is at the top of this webpage. 

The deadline for submitting an abstract is Tuesday 18th April. We aim to respond to you by 5th May.

Abstracts (maximum of 250 words) for poster presentations are invited on the broad theme of nanotoxicology including for example:

  • Synthesis and Characterisation of Nanomaterials
  • Effect Assessment in Mammals (in vitro and in vivo studies)
  • Ecotoxicological Effects: Terrestrial and Aquatic Environments
  • Regulation, Policy and Risk Assessment.

Please contact for any queries regarding this event.

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