19. - 20.04.2012, Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin

Nanotechnology is frequently judged to be a key technology of the 21st century. Although not all research areas that were awarded this honorary title in the past have so far fulfilled all the expectations – like, for example, gene technology – thinking of nanotechnology as a highly important research area surely is justified. Especially in the field of medicine nanotechnology may help to develop new and effective applications. However, as with many modern technologies, there are considerable moral concerns about the consequences nanotechnology may have for humans and their environment.

The Spring Conference “Nanomedicine: Visions, Risks, Potential” of the Europäische Akademie Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler GmbH aims at discussing recent trends in the development of nanotechnological methods in medical applications with experts from different involved fields of research from an interdisciplinary perspective. There will be sessions on scientific and technical aspects of nanomedicine, on risk and other ethical issues as well as on the social impact of nanomedicine in the context of science, industry and the public.


  • Dr. rer. nat. Timo Gaber-Elsner, Charité, Berlin, Germany
  • Professor Dr. rer. nat. Rainer Müller, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
  • Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Jordan, MagForce, Berlin, Germany
  • Gianni Ciofani, Ph.D., Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Pisa, Italy
  • Professor Dr. rer. nat. Harald Krug, EMPA, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Joel D’Silva, Universiteit Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • Professor Dr. phil. Ulrike Felt, Universität Wien, Austria
  • Dr. rer. pol. Joscha Wullweber, Universität Kassel, Germany
  • Professor Roger Brownsword, King’s College, London, UK
  • Professor Harro van Lente, Ph.D., Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands


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