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BfR and Fraunhofer Symposium on Nanotechnology

Together with the Fraunhofer "Food Chain Management" Alliance and the Fraunhofer Alliance "Nanotechnology", the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) organises the 1st Joint Symposium on Nanotechnology on 5.–6. March 2015 at the BfR lecture hall in Berlin.

The integration of nanomaterials along the entire value chain creates new challenges and requires new approaches in terms of design, testability, reliability, and safety. At a two-day symposium, the status quo in application, research, and regulation will be presented. Besides the characterisation, the toxicology of nanomaterials will be in the focus. Furthermore, the societal acceptance of nanotechnology shall be discussed.


Further information on the event, venue and programme can be found in the programme flyer (PDF; 370 KB).


WHEN: 05.-06. March 2015

WHERE: Auditorium, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Diedersdorfer Weg 1, 12277 Berlin, Germany.



This event is open to the public and free of charge, however, registration is necessary. Please register by 15th February 2015 using the online form at the following link https://www.bfr.bund.de/en/registration_form/1st_joint_symposium_on_nanotechnology__5_6_march_2015-192378.html



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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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