KEYNOTE LECTURE

April 10th
10:00-10:40 AM EEST UTC+3
Virtual Conference

Safety assessment and medical applications of nanomaterials

In the medical field, everything is put in a balance. Before any intervention, a doctor is taking in consideration the benefits of the intervention and the risks of it. Not only the intervention itself, but also the materials used can shift the balance. 

 

Engineered nanomaterials hold great potential in many sectors of society, not least in medicine. However, the increasing production and use of engineered nanomaterials also raises concerns regarding inadvertent exposure and the potential for adverse effects on human health.

The neurotoxicity of hard metal-based nanoparticles remains poorly understood.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER

Bengt Fadeel

Bengt Fadeel is a Full Professor of Medical Inflammation Research at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, and Head of the Molecular Toxicology Unit at the Institute of Environmental Medicine. His research is focused on hazard assessment of engineered nanomaterials as well as on basic mechanisms of inflammation and cell death.