NanoTOES Training events
Beyond the project meetings, the following training activities and events have been organized within the NanoTOES project:
Second NanoTOES Conference “Medical Applications of Nanoparticles: Safety Aspects”
April 3-4, 2014. Borgo Scopeto, Siena area, Italy.
This conference had international speakers from Europe and talks from selected fellows.
First NanoTOES Conference “Need for new biological assays for new nanomaterials”
July 10-11, 2012. Health Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
This conference had international speakers from Europe and USA and talks from selected fellows, and included a poster session for all attendees.
See the conference book (including agenda) here.
Course on Risk Communication (see related blog post by the Coordinator)
April 16-18, 2012. Universität Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria.
NanoTOES joined forces with another Marie Curie Initial Training Network (the project EIMID, http://www.eimid.org/), to organize a training course on communicating science in situations of risk or crisis.
The training was composed of several lectures and practical activities, including individual mock radio and TV interviews to all fellows (see agenda here). The course culminated with preparation of booklet prepared collectively by all the fellows (see here), summarizing all the learned lessons and key advice. The lectures were given by:
- Georg Ruhrmann (University of Jena Germany)
- Michael Mair (ORF/Austrian TV)
- Hannes Eichmann (ORF/Austrian Radio)
- Andreas Windischbauer (Public Relations Agency IKP)
- Thomas Steinmaurer (University of Salzburg)
The video interviews and other related materials are available in the document repository of the NanoTOES website.
Special Training Lectures held during the NanoTOES Project Meetings
- So you are looking for a job?, by Prof. Dr. Albert Duschl (Salzburg University, Austria), during the M42 Project Meeting (Italy, April 2014)
- Nanomaterials in regulation: scientific issues, by Dr. Eric Bleeker (RIVM, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands), during the M36 Project Meeting (Oxford, UK, September 2013)
- Statistics, by Dr. Mike Dunbar (Environment Agency, UK), during the M36 Project Meeting (Oxford, UK, September 2013)
- How to write and publish a scientific paper, by Prof. Dr. Martin Himly (Salzburg University, Austria), during the M30 Project Meeting (Norway, January 2013)
- Seminar on scientific ethic and academic integrity, by Dr. Pere Puigdomenech (Center for Research in Agrigenomics, Spain), during the M12 Project Meeting (Barcelona, Spain, October 2011)
- Seminar on the relation between Research and Industry, by Dr. Carmen Plasencia (AROMICS S.L., Spain), during the M12 Project Meeting (Barcelona, Spain, October 2011)