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Nanotoxicology - potential risks of engineered nanomaterials to human health and the environment

Course dates

18-22 September, 2017.

Course organiser

The course is organised by the Advanced International Training Programme in Health Risk Assessment at IMM in collaboration with the Doctoral programme Environmental Factors and Health (EFH) at Karolinska Institutet, course number 2669.

Course credits

The course corresponds to 1.5 ECTS credits.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:
- describe and explain the basic principles nanotoxicology
- discuss in vitro and in vivo (eco)toxicological approaches to support risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials for human health and the environment


The course will include the following major topics: epidemiological studies of adverse health effects of particles; introduction to material sciences (physico-chemical characterization of nanomaterials); (eco)-toxicological studies (in vitro and in vivo assessment of nano materials and in silico or modeling approaches for predictive nanotoxicology); and risk assessment of nanomaterials for human health, as well as regulatory/legislative issues related to nanomaterial safety. The course will also provide some examples of the potential applications of the nanotechnologies for clinical applications (nanomedicine).

Teaching and learning activities

The course consists of lectures including invited lectures by well-renowned international scientists and group seminars (journal clubs).

Course programme

The course programme will be available here within soon.

Target group

The course is intended for PhD students.

Course fee

There is no course fee for PhD students. The participants must cover their costs for travel and accommodation.

Course application

Course application form. Application deadline is 28 July, 2017. Accepted participants will be notified after the application deadline.

Course leaders

Bengt Fadeel, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet



Johanna Zilliacus

Telefon: 08-524 835 44
Enhet: Biokemisk toxikologi