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      Subject: Nanoforum Newsletter No. 32, July 2008
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      Date: Friday, July 25, 2008, 9:24 AM

      Nanoforum Newsletter July 2008


      Nanoforum Newsletter No. 32, July 2008

      Dear Nanoforum user,

      Welcome to the 32st Nanoforum newsletter. We trust that you will find this of interest, however if you do not want to receive future newsletters, please reply to this email with subject “unsubscribe”. The Nanoforum newsletters are also available for download on www.nanoforum.org



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      Important news from Europe

      Event announcements


      Newsletter No. 32, July 2008

      Important news from Europe

      EU Funds "Nano Scale ICT Devices and Systems" Coordination Action (NANOICT)

      The Phantoms Foundation (Spain) has been chosen to coordinate the "Nanoscale ICT Devices and Systems Coordination Action" funded under the Seventh EU Framework Programme. This project aims to reinforce and support the whole European Research Community in "ICT nanoscale devices" covering the following research areas expected to demonstrate unconventional solutions beyond the expected limits of CMOS technology

      EU project FAST-DOT homes in on laser technology research

      Laser technology has revolutionised the world of medicine in ways never before thought of. More and more often the scalpel is giving way to a new generation of lasers. Now the FAST-DOT project, backed by the EU with EUR 10.1 million in financing, is underway to develop a new line of lasers for biomedical applications.

      ETUC wants precautionary principle applied to nanotechnologies

      The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) adopted a first resolution on nanotechnologies and nanomaterials at its recent Executive Committee meeting. The key demand: the precautionary principle must apply to nanotechnologies.

      Dutch government releases Nano Action Plan

      The Netherlands is relatively the third investor in nanotechnology worldwide, as a percentage of GDP, after Israel and Singapore. In the Dutch goverment action plan, proposals are included for research and innovation; managing risks; ethical aspects, societal dialogue and communication; and legal aspects.

      EU project NanoCharM invites materials characterisation community to participate

      The project started in January 2008, aims to consolidate existing European world-leading expertise in polarimetry / ellipsometry as a means of efficient characterization, disseminate this knowledge to the user community and facilitates advanced research in the field, in order to maintain this lead. This project is also considered critical to underpinning Europe’s stated aim of moving to a true knowledge-based industry and economy, particularly in relation to nanomaterials and their application. The techniques that are the subject of this project also offer benefits to the developing countries in the rapid development of cost-effective new tools and process solutions for their specific needs. The consortium partners invite characterisation, materials and devices communities to sign up for updates through newsletters.

      Event announcement

      ETHICSCHOOL Summerschool on Ethics of Nanotechnology

      24-29 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 Technologies

      21-26 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: Nanomedicine

      19-24 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 2008

      23-25 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 Challenges

      26-27 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 courses

      Nanodiagnostics
      5 September 2008, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
      Nanotoxicology
      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/





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