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SENN 2015 - 1st Workshop Harmonization Release Testing Methods

During the SENN 2015 conference a workshop dedicated to the release of nanomaterials and available test methods will be organized on Wednesday, 15th April 2015 from 10.00‐11.30h.


The workshop will include presentations and discussions encompassing a framework on release and its link to exposure scenarios and assessments, and workplace and material safety. Invited oral and poster presentations by all are welcomed especially related to issues such as harmonization of release testing methods, mechanically induced releases and emissions with relevance to worker and consumer exposure.


Workshop Program

  • Introduction (objectives & context)
  • Invited presentations by projects
  • Poster pitches (please request time slot before 1. April 2015)
  • Discussion on Recommendations


In case abstracts of posters have not already been submitted to and reviewed by SENN2015, there is an option to display and present the poster during this workshop. To encourage reporting of recent research, notification of poster presentation should be sent to the workshop organizers by 1. April 2015 at latest.


Contact & Organizers (powered by the MARINA project):

  • Derk Brouwer (TNO; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
  • Thomas Kuhlbusch (IUTA; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

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The chapters on release, exposure, uptake and behavior of nanomaterials in the human body and in the environment as well as the risk assessment will give you a first overview.



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