Mini-symposium on Nanosafety & Nanomedicine


Prof. Bengt Fadeel, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, and Chair SweNanoSafe’s Expert Panel

Keynote speakers:

Dr. Phil Sayre (USA): Risk Governance of Engineered Nanomaterials

Prof. Christoph Alexiou (Germany): Clinical Nanomedicine: Focus on Magnetic Nanoparticles


Registration* (Petrénsalen, Nobels väg 12A/B, Karolinska Institutet)

12.00    Introduction: Prof. Bengt Fadeel, Karolinska Institutet

12.15     Keynote: Risk governance of nanomaterials: Dr. Phil Sayre, NanoRisk Analytics, Auburn, CA, USA

13.00     Ecotoxicological assessment of nanomaterials: Prof. Anne Kahru, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Tallinn, Estonia

13.30     Nanoparticles as antimicrobials: Dr. Olesja Bondarenko, National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics, Tallinn, Estonia [short talk]

13.45      Silica nanoparticles: safe-by-design: Dr. Govind Gupta, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden [short talk]

14.00      Refreshments

14.45       Keynote: Clinical nanomedicine: Focus on magnetic nanoparticles: Prof. Christoph Alexiou, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

15.30       Bio-conjugated nanoprobes for detection and therapy at the cellular level: Prof. Sanjay Mathur, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

16.00      Graphene and the immune system: Dr. Sourav Mukherjee, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden [short talk]

16.15        Graphene for targeted anti-cancer treatment: Dr. Lucia Delogu, Istituto di Ricerca Pediatrica Città della Speranza, Padua, Italy [short talk]

16.30        Nanotoxicology sheds light on human disease: Dr. Lang Tran, Institute of Occupational Medicine, Edinburgh, UK

17.00        Meeting closed

18.30-21.00   Evening at the Nobel Museum -For speakers and invited guests only.



Please follow this link. Register no later than 15 May, 2019 (first come, first served). Registration is mandatory for all participants. The meeting is free of charge.

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The symposium is organised in collaboration with the Swedish National Platform for Nanosafety – SweNanoSafe

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