Nanotoxicology - potential risks of engineered nanomaterials to human health and the environment
18-22 September, 2017.
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.
The course corresponds to 1.5 ECTS credits.
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).
The course programme will be available here within soon.
The course is intended for PhD students.
There is no course fee for PhD students. The participants must cover their costs for travel and accommodation.
Course application form. Application deadline is 28 July, 2017. Accepted participants will be notified after the application deadline.
Bengt Fadeel, Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet