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3-year Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of Nanotoxicology

The Department of Environmental Toxicology at Eawag has a vacancy for a 3-year Postdoctoral Researcher (PostDoc) in the field of Nanotoxicology. The position is part of the EU collaborative project NANOVALID (Development of reference methods for hazard identification, risk assessment and LCA of engineered nanomaterials).

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EU ERA-NET SIINN First Call for Proposals

EU ERA-NET SIINN First Call for Proposals

Call opening: 20/03/2012
Deadline: 05/06/0212

The first joint call for transnational projects of the SIINN initiative will open on March 20, 2012. The deadline for submitting proposals is June 5, 2012, 12:00 CET. Flyer: download, Website: www.siinn.eu.

The SIINN ERA-NET promotes the safe and rapid transfer of European research results in nanoscience and nanotechnology (N&N) into industrial applications. National and regional resources will be virtually pooled to create a transnational programme of research. SIINN will bring together today's fragmented research activities on the potential risks of engineered nanomaterials for environment, human health, and safety.

FP7 NanoValid and MARINA

Sharing knowledge and exchanging ideas for greater impact

Two key projects of the EU’s NanoSafety Cluster, NanoValid and MARINA, were launched on 1st November 2011 with a joint budget of €18.6 million. The aims of the two large‐scale integrated projects are aligned and focus on the development of reference methods and materials for life cycle analysis, exposure, hazard identification, and risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials.

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2nd Italian-Swedish Workshop on Health Impacts of Engineered Nanoparticles

15 to 16 June 2012 Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm

The scientific aim of the workshop is to provide up-to-date information on human exposure and adverse health effects of engineered nanomaterial (ENM), as well to highlight current and future biomedical applications of ENM including as targeted drug delivery systems and for regenerative medicine. The goal is to develop a platform for common initiatives of Italian and Swedish researchers in the field of nanotoxicology; to this end, a special session devoted to this issue is planned. For more information contact: Neus Feliu Torres, Tel: +46 8 524 87557, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

First NanoValid Newsletter

Welcome to the first Newsletter of the EU FP7 NanoValid project!

NanoValid started on 1st November 2011 and was launched at a kick‐off meeting in Rome, Italy, on 16th‐17th November 2011. This first meeting was coordinated with the kick‐off meeting of MARINA, the other new EU FP7 nanosafety large‐scale integrating project.

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