ACEnano presented at OpenTox Asia 2017
One of the objectives of ACEnano is to communicate the aims, results and outputs of the project to a wide range of stakeholders and maximise synergies and collaborations with ongoing EU and international activities related to nanomaterials characterisation, nanomaterials safety, risk assessment, etc.
In line with this objective, Éva Valsami-Jones, Professor of Environmental Nanoscience at the University of Birmingham and coordinator of ACEnano project, gave a talk on ACEnano during session 3 “Testing methods in nanotechnology” of OpenTox Asia, held in Daejeon (South Korea) on 17th May 2017 (presentation available here).
During her talk, ACEnano aims, needs to be resolved, and approach were presented, highlighting the following achievements to be obtained within the project:
- Analytical innovation in non-existent or poorly developed techniques
- Optimisation in existing techniques/instrumentation
- Benchmarking/standardization in well-developed techniques
- Training following a three layer model: core cohort of experts from the consortium, community training events, and online training tools
- Data solutions to guide users (specially SMEs) through selection of the most appropriate methods to address their needs in risk assessment
ACEnano was well represented at OpenTox Asia 2017, since other three members of the consortium participated in the conference: Barry Hardy (Douglas Connect) was the president of the organising committee, Thomas Exner (Douglas Connect) chaired Working Group 3 “Data standards” and Tae Hyun Yoon (Hanyang University) chaired Session 3 “Testing methods in nanotechnology”.