The workshop covers diverse aspects of the issue "nanoparticles and health" and should bring together scientists of different areas of expertise. The subject areas encompass cellular toxicity, atmospheric chemistry, human exposition, measurement techniques and combustion technique. The topic of this workshop is the presentation of the recent advances in the nanotoxicology field. Particles originating from combustion processes smaller than 100 nm, especially smaller than 10 nm, should take a centre stage.
Particles at the transition from molecule to solid state generated by combustion processes earn growing interest („transition particles“). Improved measurement techniques allow detection of particles of an aerodynamic diameter smaller than 10 nm. These particles show surprising features, such as water solubility and transparency, contrary to the better known soot particles.
The scientific objectives of this workshop are to work on urgent questions concerning possible health risks by very small nanoparticles, to discuss, initiate and coordinate future research activities in the field of “nanoparticles and health” and to create a solid basis for solving environmental problems. The participating scientist can play a part in the constitution of a network of competence concerning “nanoparticles and health”.
Addressees of the Workshop are scientists working on the generation, the measurement and the toxicology of nanoparticles, especially, physicists, chemists, measurement engineers, physicians, epidemiologists, toxicologists and molecular biologists. The Workshop trys to bring together scientists working on the physical and chemicals properties of these particles and those investigating the possible health effects.
Attendance will be limited to about 60 participants, with about 20 PhD students, post-docs and young scientists.