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Published on 8 October 2020

NanoSafety Cluster (NSC) Education Day @ NanoSAFE 2020

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​9h00 - 9h05

Welcome of the day by Martin Himly, PLUS (Chair of NSC WG-A)

​9h05 - 10h00

  • Block 1 - Emerging approaches in nanorisk assessment

- Session 1: New developments in human hazard assessment - focus on AOP, QSAR, IATA

9:05-9:15 h (i) Session intro on “The Why and What and How of AOPs and various emerging approaches – QSAR, NAMs, IATA” by Session Chair Peter Hoet, KathUni Leuven
9:15-9:30 h (ii) “Beyond chemocentric models: from toxicogenomics to integrated approaches for IATA development” by Dario Greco, Uni Tampere
9:30-9:45 h (iii) AOPs and data integration within Nanosafety” by Penny Nymark, Karolisnka Institutet
9:45-10 h (iv) “Showcasing the AOP-Wiki Resource Description Framework – why nano-AOPs do not exist” by Marvin Martens, Uni Maastricht

​10h00 - 10h05

​ Short break

​10h05 - 11h00

- Session 2: Exposure & life cycle assessment - determination & modeling

10:05 h Introduction of Session Chair Wouter Fransman, TNO
10:05-10:15 h (i) “Extrapolation (i.e. re-use) of exposure measurement data for similar exposure scenarios and/or similar materials - from regular chemicals to NMs” by Remy Franken, TNO
10:15-10:30 h (ii) “Sharing of release and exposure measurement data” by Camilla Delpivo, Leitat
10:30-10:45 h (iii) “Efficiency testing and implementation of risk management measures to mitigate exposure to NMs” by Henk Goede, TNO
10:45-11:00 h (iv) “Life cycle thinking in nanoform release assessment” by Nathan Bossa, Leitat

11h00 - 11h05

Virtual coffee, tea & sweets break

11h05 –12h

  • Block 2 – Data workshop & e-tools for nano & beyond

- Session 3: Data FAIRness, metadata completeness, scientific quality assurance

11:05-11:10 h (i) Session intro “Experiences from NanoFASE going FAIR” by Session Chair Claus Svendsen, UKCEH
11:10-11:35 h (ii) “When is a metadata set complete?” showcasing (a) specific example(s) with discussion moderated by Thomas Exner, Edelweiss Connect
11:35-12 h (iii) “How to implement (scientific) FAIR principles in my work?” showcasing support in data FAIRness for projects by Ammar Ammar, Uni Maastricht

​12h05 - 13h00

- Session 4: Spectrum of e-tools along data life cycle

12:05-12:15 h (i) Session intro “Data life cycle - generation processing, evaluation, prediction, curation” by Session Chair Iseult Lynch, UoB

12:15-12:25 h (ii) “Showcasing the NanoCommons exposure/risk assessment tool:” by Periklis Tsiros, Harry Sarimveis, NTUA 

12:25-12:35 (iii) “Showcasing read-across of NM properties (i.e. zeta potential) to cytotoxicity using NanoSolveIT’s and NanoCommons nanoinformatics models: and” by Tassos Papadiamantis, UoB, NovaMechanics, Georgia Melagraki, Antreas Afantitis NovaMechanics

12:35-12:45 (iv) “Showcasing NanoSolveIT’s human exposure assessment:” by Nikolaos Cheimarios, Andreas Tsoumanis, Georgia Melagraki, Antreas Afantitis, NovaMechanics

12:45-12:55 h (v) “Idea, methodology, current state of the NanoInformaTIX platform” by Gianpetro Basei, Greendecision
12:55-13:00 h (vi) “Call for action on the Gracious Ontology-Wiki” by Thomas Exner, Edelweiss Connect

13h00 - 14h30

Working lunch and NSC General Assembly

14h30 - 14h45

Virtual coffee, tea & sweets break

14h45 - 15h45

  • Block 3 - NanoRisk Governance & Safe-by-Design concepts - fit for translation to sustainable development?

- Session 5: Features of nanoRGFs in development & current NRGC concepts

14:45-14:55 h (i) “What do we need a NRG Council for, who are its stakeholders and what are their needs?” by Marie-Valentin Florin, NanoRigo
14:55-15:05 h (ii) “What can we expect from a future NRG Council and what is the current view on its design” by Rob Aitken, Gov4Nano
15:05-15:25 h (iii) “Screening ethical issues for governance of nanorisk” by Ineke Malsh, RiskGone (
15:25-15:45 h (iv) “Insight into the nanorisk governance process guided by the NanoRigo NRG framework” by Arto Säämänen , and “Requirements on NRG frameworks by insurances and other societal stakeholders” by Martin Mullins, NanoRigo

15h45 - 15h50

Short break

15h50 - 16h50

Session 6: Elements of SbD for sustainable development & innovation

15:50-15:55 h (i) Session intro “SbD - from philosophy to application” by Session Chair Andrew Nelson (SABYDOMA)

15:55-16:10 h (ii) “Elevator pitches by other 3 NMBP-15 projects” by Soco Vazquez (SABYNA), Carlos Fito (SbD4Nano), Anna Costa (ASINA)

16:10-16:20 h (iii) “Presenting two case studies (CS) to apply different SbD concepts: (a) CS1 on SbD for Covid-19: antiviral coating, strategies for pharma” by Anna Costa; arising questions for SbD application in CS1

16:20-16:30 h (b) “CS2 on SbD in plastics/3D printing/additive manufacturing” by Soco Vazquez; arising questions for SbD applications in CS2

16:30-16:45 h (iv) General discussion of views/feelings moderated by Susanne Resch, BNN, for CS1 and Soco Vazquez, Leitat, for CS2

16:45-16:50 h (v) Session summary & outlook to green innovation jointly by Andrew Nelson and Martin Himly

16h50 - 17h00

​Virtual refreshments, coffee, tea & sweets break

​The focus of the sessions will be on gains to the entire process, explaining how the tools fit into the wider strategy and what remains after the projects have finished, where to find further info to get things applied in users’ own hands.

17h00 - 18h00

NSC Plenary Session