3rd Joint Symposium on Nanotechnology


Status: January 2019

Please note that the program is subject to modifications.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019


10:30 – 10:40 Uhr    Welcome note.
                                Dr. Markus Wolperdinger, Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Process Engineering and Biotechnology IGB
                                (Stuttgart, Germany)


Session I: Biokinetics and mechanistic toxicology of nanomaterials (Chairperson Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Luch)

10:40 – 10:45 Uhr    Introduction to Session I.
                                Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Luch, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment BfR (Berlin, Germany)

10:45 – 11:10 Uhr    In vitro / in vivo correlations of lung toxicity parameters.
                                Dr. Otmar Schmid, Helmholtz-Zentrum Munich – German Research Center for Environmental Health
                                (München, Germany)

11:10 – 11:35 Uhr    Fate of aerosolized nanoparticles: The influence of surface active substances on lung deposition
                                and respiratory effects.

                                Frank Bierkandt, BfR (Berlin, Germany)

11:35 – 12:00 Uhr    Stable isotope tracing of engineered nanoparticles - concepts, methods and (kinetic) applications.
                                Prof. Dr. Mark Rehkämper, Imperial College London (London, United Kingdom)


12:00 – 13:10 Uhr    Lunch break / Guided Lab Tour I


13:10 – 13:35 Uhr    Graphenes/MWCNT toxicity – Two-tiered in vitro/in vivo approach.
                                Dr. Otto Creutzenberg, Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine ITEM
                                (Hannover, Germany)

13:35 – 14:00 Uhr    Genotoxicity of metallic nanoparticles.
                                Dr. Valerie Fessard, Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement
                                et du travail ANSES (Fougère, France)

14:00 – 14:25 Uhr    Al toxicology and organ burden.
                                Prof. Dr. Andrea Hartwig, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT (Karlsruhe, Germany)


Session II: Food/Water (Chairperson Dr. Roland Franz)

14:25 – 14:30 Uhr    Introduction to Session II.
                                Dr. Roland Franz, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV (Freising, Germany)

14:30 – 14:55 Uhr    Is Nano released from food packaging?
                                Dr. Roland Franz, Fraunhofer IVV (Freising, Germany)

14:55 – 15:20 Uhr    Risk assessment of the application of nanoscience and nanotechnologies in the food and feed chain.
                                Dr. Reinhilde Schoonjans, European Food and Safety Authority EFSA (Parma, Italy)

15:20 – 15:35 Uhr    Coffee break

15:35 – 16:00 Uhr    Nano-sized delivery systems for food applications.
                                Dr. Ralf Greiner, Max-Rubner-Institute (Karlsruhe, Germany)

16:00 – 16:25 Uhr    Nanostructured ceramic membranes for water treatment.
                                Dr.-Ing. Hannes Richter, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS (Dresden, Germany)


Session III: Nanomedicine (Chairperson Prof. Dr. Günter Tovar)

16:25 – 16:30 Uhr    Introduction to Session III.
                                Prof. Dr. Günter Tovar, Fraunhofer IGB (Stuttgart, Germany)

16:30 – 16:55 Uhr    Biofabrication, 3D-printing and additive manufacturing.
                                Prof. Dr. Jürgen Groll, Julius-Maximilians-Universität JMU (Würzburg, Germany)

16:55 – 17:20 Uhr    Selection of drug carriers.
                                N. N., Fraunhofer ITEM (Hannover, Germany)

17:20 – 17:45 Uhr    Nanomedicine – Scientific breakthroughs or more of the same?
                                Prof. Dr. Pauline Iden, Nanid Scientific Consulting (Dudenhofen, Germany)

17:45 – 17:50 Uhr    Conclusions Day One.

Wednesday: April 10, 2019


08:30 – 08:35 Uhr    Re-Opening Session III.
                                Prof. Dr. Günter Tovar, Fraunhofer IGB

08:35 – 09:00 Uhr    Local and systemic exposure to metallic nanoparticles from orthopedic implants.
                                Dr. Janosch Schoon, Charité (Berlin, Germany)

09:00 – 09:25 Uhr    Nose-to-brain-patch – circumventing the blood-brain barrier.
                                Dr. Carmen Gruber-Traub, Fraunhofer IGB (Stuttgart, Germany)


Session IV: Fate of Nanomaterials/Ökotox/Grouping (Chairperson Dr. Peter Laux)

09:25 – 09:30 Uhr    Introduction to Session IV.
                                Chairperson Dr. Peter Laux, BfR (Berlin, Germany)

09:30 – 09:55 Uhr    Establishing nanomaterial grouping: current status and lessons learnt from different projects.
                                Dr. Andrea Haase, BfR (Berlin, Germany)

09:55 – 10:20 Uhr    Coffee break

10:20 – 10:45 Uhr    Frameworks and case studies to support grouping for industrial and regulatory purposes:
                                GRACIOUS & nanoGRAVUR projects.

                                Dr. Wendel Wohlleben, BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany)

10:45 – 11:10 Uhr    Grouping concept for nanomaterials regarding fate and effect of nanomaterials.
                                Dr. Kerstin Hund-Rinke, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME
                                (Schmallenberg, Germany)

11:10 – 11:35 Uhr    Critical applications and exposure scenarios of engineered CeO2-, SiO2- and
                                Ag-nanomaterials in Germany.

                                Dr. Bernd Giese, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences BOKU (Wien, Austria)

11:35 – 12:00 Uhr    Safe use of nanomaterials for drinking and industrial water purification.
                                Prof. Dr. Paul Westerhoff, Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona, USA)


12:00 – 13:20 Uhr    Lunch break / Guided Lab Tour II


Session V: Energy/Construction (Chairperson Dr. Karl-Heinz Haas)

13:20 – 13:25 Uhr    Introduction to Session V.
                                Dr. Karl-Heinz Haas, Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC (Würzburg, Germany)

13:25 – 13:50 Uhr    Perovskite solar cells, a novel development in photovoltaics.
                                Dr. Andreas Hinsch, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE (Freiburg, Germany)

13:50 – 14:15 Uhr    Nanomaterials for energy storage.
                                Dr. Henning Lorrmann, Fraunhofer ISC (Würzburg, Germany)

14:15 – 14:40 Uhr    Nanostructured semiconductors for solar energy conversion.
                                Prof. Dr. Roland Marschall, University of Bayreuth (Bayreuth, Germany)

14:40 – 15:05 Uhr    Overview on nanomaterials for construction.
                                Dr. Karl-Heinz Haas, Fraunhofer ISC (Würzburg, Germany)

15:05 – 15:30 Uhr    Coffee break

15:30 – 15:55 Uhr    Life cycle approach for nanoparticle-based products used in house coatings
                                to balance benefits and risks.

                                Claudia Som, EMPA Materials Science and Technology (St. Gallen, Switzerland)


Session VI: Registration/Regulation (Chairperson Dr. Kerstin Hund-Rinke)

15:55 – 16:00 Uhr    Introduction to Session VI.
                                Dr. Kerstin Hund-Rinke, Fraunhofer IME (Schmallenberg, Germany)

16:00 – 16:25 Uhr    Analysis of nanomaterials in food.
                                Dr. Karin Löschner, Technical University of Denmark (Lyngby, Denmark)

16:25 – 16:50 Uhr    The European Commission's definition of nanomaterials: regulatory implementation and challenges.
                                Dr. Hubert Rauscher, European Commission, DG Joint Research Centre (Ispra, Italy)

16:50 – 17:15 Uhr:   Standardization in nanotechnology – status and requirements review from the occupational safety
                                and health perspective.

                                Dr. Wolfgang, Luther, VDI Technologiezentrum (Düsseldorf, Germany)


17:15 – 17:25 Uhr    Conclusions (Fraunhofer/BfR)