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Subject: Nanoforum Newsletter No. 32, July 2008
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Nanoforum Newsletter July 2008
Nanoforum Newsletter No. 32, July 2008Dear Nanoforum user,
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Important news from Europe
- EU Funds "Nano Scale ICT Devices and Systems" Coordination Action (NANOICT)
- EU project FAST-DOT homes in on laser technology research
- ETUC wants precautionary principle applied to nanotechnologies
- Dutch government releases Nano Action Plan
- EU project NanoCharM invites materials characterisation community to participate
- ETHICSCHOOL Summerschool on Ethics of Nanotechnology
- ETHICSCHOOL Summerschool on Ethics of Converging Technologies
- ESF-UB Conference: Nanomedicine
- Nanotech Northern Europe 2008
- 21st Century Medicine – Breakthroughs and Challenges
- Introducing Nanomedicine: a series of workshops and courses
- 3rd International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction (NICOM3)
Newsletter No. 32, July 2008
Important news from Europe
ETHICSCHOOL Summerschool on Ethics of Nanotechnology24-29 August 2008, University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands, Chaired by prof Arie Rip (UT) and prof Jean-Pierre Wils (Radboud University, Nijmegen)
ETHICSCHOOL Summerschool on Ethics of Converging Technologies21-26 September 2008, TU Darmstadt, Germany, chaired by prof. Alfred Nordmann.
The programmes of both summerschools will present a mix of lectures by leading researchers with remarkable visions on ethics of nanotechnology or converging technologies; workshops where all participants are expected to contribute their ideas on responsible technology development and other strategic and ethical aspects; and masterclasses where young researchers are welcome to present their longer term research strategy relevant to ethics of these emerging technologies and receive feedback from the senior scholars and other participants.
See the website www.ethicschool.eu for more information or contact Ineke Malsch: postbus@...
ESF-UB Conference: Nanomedicine19-24 September 2008, Sant Feliu, Spain
Sessions at the conference will cover: Molecular and Patient Imaging; Regulation of Medicines, Diagnostics & Devices; Innovation in Materials Science; Nanotoxicology & Cellular Fate; Characterisation of Nanostructures & Surfaces; Nanopharmaceuticals in Research & Development; Diagnostics, Biosensors & Surgical Tools; Ethical Issues; Clinical Applications.
For more information please visit: www.esf.org/index.php?id=4649
Nanotech Northern Europe 200823-25 September 2008, Bella Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
The frontrunners of nanotechnology will gather this year at Europe's largest nanotechnology event, Nanotech Northern Europe, taking place in Copenhagen.
The event is a place for the global nanotechnology community to hear the latest research findings, to convey visions for the market impact of nanotechnology and to demonstrate commercial products at the exhibition, as Nanotech Northern Europe brings together the field's top scientists and leading international companies in order to advance the beneficial use of nanotechnology.
This years speakers include Nobel prize winner Professor Zhores Alferov from Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Michael Graetzel from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Dr. Renzo Tomellini from EU Comission, Dr Tapani Ryhänen from Nokia as well as Dr. Stanley Williams from Hewlett-Packard and many, many more.
For more information please visit www.nanotech.net
21st Century Medicine – Breakthroughs and Challenges26-27 November 2008, RIBA, London
This two-day conference organized by the Institute of Nanotechnology and MANCEF looks at current and future breakthroughs in medicine as well as the challenges they will provide to practitioners, companies, investors and Governments in the near future.
Speakers include: Dr Franklin Schuling (Philips Research Europe), Dr Mostafa Analoui (Pfizer Global Research and Development), Prof Dame Julia Polak (Imperial College London), Prof Anja Boisen (Technical University of Denmark).
For further information: http://nano.org.uk/conferences/nanomed2008/overview.htm or alternatively contact Carrie Smith at Carrie.Smith@..., +44 (0)141 303 8444.
Introducing Nanomedicine: a series of workshops and coursesNanodiagnostics
5 September 2008, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
9 October 2008, Cranfield University
NanoBioSensors for Medical Applications
10 October 2008, Cranfield University
Smart Nanomaterials and Nanostructure Surfaces
6 November 2008, TWI Ltd, Cambridge
Nanotechnology, Drug Delivery and Theranostics
29 January 2009, Institute of Child Health, London
For more information, please visit http://www.nano.org.uk/nanomednet/index.php?option=com_content&task=section&id=12&Itemid=114 or contact Richard Moore +44 (0)1786 447520 or richard.moore@...
3rd International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction (NICOM3)31 May - 2 June 2 2009, Prague
The Symposium will be of interest not only to academics and material scientists but also to industrial experts, manufacturers, research planning and supporting authorities and R&D representatives. Participation will also benefit anyone who wishes to get informed about up-to-date achievements and perspectives of nanotechnology in construction for strategic planning and investment.
For further information please visit: http://www.conference.cz/nicom3/