От 20-ти до 22-ри април 2015 в хотел Рамада Тримонциум, гр. Пловдив ще се проведе курс на обучение спонсорирано от европейската програма COST.
Желаещите да вземат участие в курса трябва да подадат автобиография и мотивационно писмо на английски език на адрес firstname.lastname@example.org
Краен срок за подаване на документите: 27 март 2015 до 19:00 българско време.
Програма на обучението и повече информация за курса може да намерите на адрес:
MODENA Training School, 20th to 22nd April 2015.
Location: Hotel Ramada Trimontium, 2 Kap. Raicho str. 4000, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
The toxicity of Engineered Nanoparticles needs to be assessed because of the likelihood of these materials coming into contact with humans and the environment. Currently, chemical materials are classified according to their toxicity on a case by case basis. Clearly this is not satisfactory. A more ambitious goal would be a classification rationale for nanomaterials based on their physico-chemical characteristics or common toxic endpoints. An essential step towards this goal would be the creation of mathematical models describing the relationship between the nanomaterial dose, and their physico-chemical characteristics, and the toxic endpoints (e.g. oxidative stress, inflammation).
These models will facilitate the prediction of the nanomaterial hazard potential, based on their characteristics and can be used to predict by reading across from the results of known materials. By identifying the physico-chemical characteristics driving the toxicity, these models can also help in the design of future nanomaterials which are ‘safe-by-design’. Eventually, the clear advantage of using models for prediction is in the reduction of experiments, in vitro and in vivo.
TD1204 was implemented to support the development of mathematical models for predicting the potential toxicity of engineered nanomaterials. In the second training school for 2015 in Plovdiv (BUL), 20th to 22nd April 2015, we will cover the following:
- Materials and their Exposure
- Nanoparticle Characterisation
- Human and Environmental Exposure to Nanoparticles
- Fundamentals of Nanotoxicology
- Mammalian Toxicology
- Models of Nanoparticle Toxicity
- Theory of Modelling
- Models of Toxicity and Eco-toxicity
- Practical Sessions