Welcome and Scope

Nanotechnologies are developing with increasing pace. They impact a broad range of industrial sectors, from energy, optics, electronics to food and biomedicine. Using these technologies, materials, objects and structures in the size range between 1-100 nanometres are generated, manipulated or analysed. For a sustainable development of these promising technologies, aspects of nanosafety gain more and more importance.

Nanosafety includes

  • a detailed knowledge on the materials as well as acquisition of their properties
  • elucidation of the effects of nanomaterials on human beings, including detailed analyses on their mode of action and structure activity relationships
  • assessment of the impact of nanomaterials on living organisms and the environment
  • the detection, identification, and quantification of nanomaterials in complex matrices, for example cells and tissues
  • as well as standardization, legislative, regulatory and social aspects.

On behalf of the organising committee, we would like to invite you to discuss the state of the art, future needs, and developments in these fields in the “Nanosafety 2013” conference. “Nanosafety 2013” will be held between November 20-22, 2013, in Saarbrücken, Germany.