Special Issue "Nanosafety 2017"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Eduard Arzt

INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials Research
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Interests: fundamentals of powder metallurgy; mechanical size effects in small-scale metals; bioinspired surfaces and materials concepts; intelligent adhesives and robotic grippers; nano bio interaction
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Heinz Fehrenbach

Forschungszentrum Borstel - Leibniz-Zentrum für Medizinund Biowissenschaften
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Interests: nanotoxicology; nanoparticle–cell interaction; pulmonary effects; airway epithelium; chronic airway diseases
Guest Editor
Dr. Annette Kraegeloh

INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials Research
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Interests: nano cell interactions; cellular nanoparticle localization; biologically-relevant properties of nano-objects
Guest Editor
Dr. Klaus Unfried

IUF - Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine
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Interests: particle toxicology; cellular signaling; prediction of nanomaterial induced effects
Guest Editor
Dr. Christoph van Thriel

INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials Research
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Phone: +49 0231 1084 407
Interests: neurotoxicity of nanoparticles; occupational exposures to nanomaterial; regulation of exposures to nanoparticles in the working environment; in vitro neurotoxicity testing; exposure of welders to metal nanoparticles (e.g., manganese, aluminum)

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nanotechnologies are considered as key enabling technologies. Their applications are based on effects arising from the promising properties and structures of the building blocks of nanomaterials. Sustainable development and implementation of these technologies demand safe production and usage of nanomaterials, based on a detailed understanding of interactions between nano-objects and living organisms, and a transfer of scientific knowledge to address socially-relevant aspects.

“Nanosafety” is a truly interdisciplinary science. It combines a broad variety of disciplines, and spans from basic research to marketing of novel products. Furthermore, it ranges from the development of regulatory frameworks for nanomaterials to comprehensible public information regarding the impact on human health and environment. In order to determine the long-term effects potentially-induced by nanomaterials, current research focuses on tissue-specific responses to nanomaterials, on molecular mechanisms and structural information of nano–cell interactions. In addition, novel testing strategies are needed to enable sensitive, rapid, and comprehensive prediction of potential nanomaterial effects based on cell or tissue models. One available aim of nanosafety research is to integrate current knowledge on material properties, biological mechanisms, and exposure scenarios in order to design intrinsicallyisafe nanomaterials.

Current developments in the field will be discussed at the Nanosafety 2017 conference, held in Saarbrücken, Germany, from 11–13 October, 2017.

Nanosafety 2017 is organized by the Leibniz Research Alliance Nanosafety, established and supported by the Leibniz Association. The alliance deals with safety issues concerning nanomaterials and nanoproducts. Their central aims are to understand nanoparticle-induced effects, to develop safe nanomaterials and to explain nano-related topics.

Prof. Dr. Eduard Arzt
Prof. Dr. Heinz Fehrenbach
Dr. Annette Kraegeloh
Dr. Klaus Unfried
Dr. Christoph van Thriel
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • nanosafety
  • safe nanomaterial design
  • neurotoxicity of nanomaterials
  • biological effects of nanomaterials
  • safe applications of nanomaterials
  • quantification and detection of nanoobjects
  • environmental effects of nanomaterials
  • release and exposure pathways
  • long term effects of nanomaterials

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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