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Nanosafe 2018

General Overview


Organized every two years in Grenoble since 2008, nanoSAFE conference is intended for sharing latest research results on health and safety issues related to nanomaterials and beyond for a socially responsible approach.

​​​The Sixth International Conference nanoSAFE 2018 will be held from 5th to 9th November 2018 in Minatec-Grenoble, France.

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Published on 12 November 2018


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Important dates

19/04/2018, Conference opening registration

03/05/2018, Opening call for abstracts  (closed)

17/07/2018, Abstract sumission deadline

15/09/2018, Notification by email of abstract acceptance

01/10/2018, Late abstract submission (closed)

15/10/2018, Early bird registration closing

Sponsors and Partners :

1. Measurement and chara​cterization of nano objects (Chairman: Daren Chen)
2. Exposure (Chairman: Christof Asbach)
3. Manufactured nano objects (Chairman: Wendel Wohlleben)
3.1 Nano-objects release from nanoenabled products (CochairW. Wohllenben)
3.2 Safe-by-design nano-enabled products and process (Cochair: A. Sanchez)
3.3 Pilot plant production / Industrial issues (Cochair: C. Skentelbery)

4. Risks (Chairman: Keld Alstrup Jensen)
4.1 Occupational risk assessment  (Cohairs: M. Viana, A.S. Fonseca)
4.2 Environmental risk assessment (Cochair: D. Prodanov)
4.3 Tools and commercial equipment (Cochair: T. Oosterwijk)
4.4 Risk management (Cochair: B. Debray)
4.5 Nano responsible development and sustainability  (Cochair: A. Jovanovic)

5. Nano objects and Health / Hazard (Chairman: Claude Emond)
5.1 Toxicology (cochair: Henri Schroeder)
5.2 Environmental interactions of nanomaterials (cochairPeter Hoet)
5.3 Safe use of nano objects for medicine applications (cochair:  to be determined)

6. Regulation / Standardization (Chairman: Anthony Bochon)
7. Urban particles and emerging pollutants (Chairman: David Pui)

  • Invited plenary lectures
  • Panel dicussions
  • Selected oral contributions (best student presentation award)
  • Poster session (best poster award)
  • Speed meeting
  • Exhibitiors 
  • Exhibition of equipment and instruments
  • Satellite meetings


Parvis Louis Néel  
38054 Grenoble, FRANCE​

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Organization Committee​

Chair :

  • Simon Clavaguera
  • Jean-François Damlencourt
  • Frédéric Schuster
  • François Tardif

Co-Chair :

  • Georgios Katalagarianakis (EC, BE)

International Scientific Committee​
  • Christof Asbach (UTA, DE) 
  • Anthony Bochon (ULB, BE)
  • Jorge Boczkowski (INSERM, FR)
  • Patrick Boisseau (CEA, FR)
  • Jean-Yves Bottero (CNRS, FR)
  • Marie Carrière (CEA, FR)
  • Daren Chen (VCU, USA)
  • Raphaël de Thoury (PARTICLEVER, FR)
  • Claude Emond (U. Montreal, CA)
  • Steffi Friedrichs (OECD, FR)
  • Benjamin Gilbert (Berkeley, USA)
  • Keld Alstrup Jensen (NRCWE, DK)
  • Sophie Lanone (INSERM, FR)
  • David Pui (U. Minnesota, USA)
  • Myriam Ricaud (INRS, FR)
  • Jérôme Rose (CNRS,FR)
  • Eva Valsami-Jones(U.Birmingh,UK)
  • Ulla Brigitte Vogel (NRCWE, DK)
  • Mark Wiesner (Duke U., USA)
  • Wendel Wohlleben (BASF, DE)

Local Organizing Committee 

  • Stéphane Boivin
  • Philippe Capron
  • Philippe Charléty
  • Patricia Chéry
  • Simon Clavaguera
  • Pascal Conche
  • Jean-François Damlencourt
  • Samir Derrough
  • Aymeric Sperandio