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Oct 04 2013

Upcoming Symposium on Nanoparticles!

NANO_Symp (1)

Rapidly Emerging Nanomaterials: Insuring Human and Environmental Health

Fall 2013 ITEHP Symposium

Thursday, October 31, 2013, Doris Duke Center, Duke Gardens

REGISTER 

8:00-8:30: Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30-8:45: Welcome and Overview; Mark Wiesner, Ph.D. and Richard Di Giulio, Ph.D., Duke University

8:45-9:30: Nanomaterials and Human Health: The Good and the Bad; Andre Nel, M.D., University of California at Los Angeles

9:30-10:15: Dynamic Transformations of Manufactured Nanoparticles in Complex Environmental and Biological MediaJamie Lead, Ph.D., University of South Carolina

10:15-10:30: Break

10:30-11:00: Close Encounters of an Infectious Kind: The influence of Nanoparticles on PathogensTara Sabo-Attwood, Ph.D., University of Florida

11:00-11:30: Using Genetic and Microscopic Analysis to Understand Mechanisms of Silver Nanoparticle Toxicity in Caenorhabditis elegans; Joel Meyer, Ph.D., Duke University

11:30-12:00: Nanomaterials in the Real World – Nanomaterial Impacts in Ecosystems; Emily Bernhart, Ph.D. , Duke University

12:00-1:00       Lunch

1:00-1:30: Lysosomes as Targets for Nanoparticles – Cellular and Ecotoxicological ModelsAmy Ringwood, Ph.D., UNC-Charlotte

1:30-2:00: Nanomaterials as a Potential Cause of Lung DiseaseJames Bonner, Ph.D., North Carolina State University

2:00-2:30: Quantum Dots Applied to Improve Theranostics of Nanotherapeutics; Kam Leong, Ph.D., Duke University

2:30-3:00: Discussion and Closing Remarks; Mark Wiesner, Ph.D. and Richard Di Giulio, Ph.D., Duke University

Support for this Symposium is provided by:

Center for the Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology (CEINT)Duke University Superfund Research Center, Duke Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program (ITEHP)

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