1st BIORIMA Training School 2018-04-16T07:13:01+00:00

Training School

Risk Assessment and Risk Management of Nano-Biomaterials in Medical Applications

Monday 16th – Friday 20th April 2018

Venice, Italy


Supporting project 

School purpose
Hosted and co-organized by Green Decision in collaboration with the Institute of Occupational Medicine, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, European Research Services, BioNanoNet and Warrant Group, the first edition of a series of Training Schools organized within the EU funded Horizon 2020 BIORIMA project, will take place in the historic center of Venice, Italy on 16 – 20 April 2018. The School aims to transfer the state of the art knowledge on a variety of topics from key experts to the new generation of nano-environmental, health and safety, and biomedicine professionals.

Target audience
The 1st BIORIMA Training School is specially designed for personnel from research and academic institutions as well as from industry, governmental agencies and hospital departments. The School is aimed at senior researchers, young scientists, PhD students and in fact anyone interested in safe nanotechnology, risk assessment and nano-medicine.

School topics

  • Advanced Nano-Biomaterials
  • Fate & Exposure Scenarios
  • Hazard to Human Health & Environment
  • Risk Assessment & Risk Management
School Speakers 
Key experts from Europe have been invited. The list of confirmed speakers feature:
Keynote Speakers:
Georgios Katalagarianakis, European Commission (Brussels, BE)
Terry Wilkins, University of Leeds (Leeds, UK)
Confirmed Speakers:
Lang Tran, Institute of Occupational Medicine (Edinburgh, UK)
Anna Costa, Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics, National Research Council (ISTEC-CNR) (Faenza, IT)
Elena Badetti, University of Venice (Venice, IT)
Magda Blosi, Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics, National Research Council (ISTEC-CNR) (Faenza, IT)
Paolo Gasco, Nanovector SRL (Turin, IT)
Elena Gazzano, Department of Oncology, University of Torino (Turin, IT)
Dania Movia, Trinity Translational Medicine Institute – Department of Clinical Medicine, Trinity College Dublin (Dublin, IE)
Joanna Adamczak, JOANNEUM RESEARCH Forschungsgesellschaft mbH – HEALTH Institute for Biomedicine and Health Sciences (Graz, AT)
Marco Monopoli, Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (Dublin, IE)
Marìa Moros, ICMA – Aragon Materials Science Institute, Spanish National Research Council (Zaragoza, ES)
Janeck Scott-Fordsmand, Department of Bioscience – Soil Fauna Ecology and Ecotoxicology, Aarhus University (Aarhus, DK)
Bernd Nowack, Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Environmental Risk Assessment and Management Group (St. Gallen, CH)
Carlos Fito Lòpez, Fundaciòn ITENE (Valencia, ES)
Bryan Hellack, Institut für Energie- und Umwelttechnik e. V. (IUTA), Particle Process Technology and Characterization (Duisburg, DE)
Cecile Philippot, CEA GRENOBLE – Plate-forme Nano Sécurité (Grenoble, FR)
Enrico Bergamaschi, Department of Public Health and Pediatrics, University of Turin (Turin, IT)
Caroline Marie-Desvergne, CEA – Plate-forme Nano Sécurité, SPNS/LBM (Grenoble, FR)
Alexis Vignes, Institut National de l’Environment Industriel et des Risques (INERIS) (Verneuil-en-Halatte, FR)
Georgios Drakakis, School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (Athens, EL)
Alex Zabeo, Greendecision S.r.l. (Venice, IT)
Simone Sprio, Institute of Science and Technology for Ceramics, National Research Council (Faenza, IT)
Christian Micheletti, TEMAS AG (Zurich, CH)
Susan Dekkers, Centre for Safety of Substances and Products, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) (Bilthoven, NL)
Nina Jeliazkova, Ideaconsult Ltd. (Sofia, BG)

School Agenda
The Final School Agenda is now made available for download from HERE!

School Flyer
Feel free to invite your colleagues to the school. You can download the School Flyer from HERE!

Book of Abstracts
The School Book of abstracts is now made available for download from HERE!

Lang Tran, Institute of Occupational Medicine (Edinburgh, UK)
Danail Hristozov, GreenDecision srl (Venice, IT)
Antonio Marcomini, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Venice, IT)
Susanne Resch, BioNanoNet (Graz, AU)
Lisa Bregoli, Warrant Group Srl (Correggio, IT)
Lisa Pizzol, GreenDecision srl (Venice, IT)
Sara Alba, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Venice, IT)

Program Committee
Lang Tran, Institute of Occupational Medicine (Edinburgh, UK)
Danail Hristozov, Green Decision srl (Venice, IT)
Susanne Resch, BioNanoNet (Graz, AU)
Magda Blosi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Rome, IT
Anna Luisa Costa, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (Rome, IT)
Bernd Nowack, EMPA (St. Gallen, CH)
Bengt Fadeel, Karolinska Institutet (Stockholm, SE)
Monica Amorim, University of Aveiro (Aveiro, PT)
Carlos Fito, ITENE (Valencia, SP)
Janeck Scott-Fordsmand, Aarhus Universitet (Aarhus, Denmark)

Benefits of attending the School

  • Learn the latest trends in safe biomedicine gaining an in-depth understanding of the above-mentioned key topics.
  • Engage in a dialogue with peers and key experts.
  • Benefit from a variety of additional networking opportunities such as boat trip in the Venetian Lagoon and a social dinner in the historical centre of amazing Venice.

School location

The 1st edition of the School will take place in Venice historical centre (Italy). The lectures will be held in Ca’ Foscari Palace – Aula Baratto and Ca’ Foscari Malcanton Marcorà – Sala Giovanni Morelli. The lecture rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi and offer modern conference appliances.

School registration

To register for the school, please fill in the REGISTRATION FORM. The maximum number of attendees to be accepted is limited to 40. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • 31 March 2018: Registration Deadline

Registration fee

Due to a successful fundraising campaign launched by the School organisers, the registrations fees will be waived for all participants. Participants who already registered and paid will be 100% refunded.

The programme includes:

  • Attendance to all school sessions
  • Course materials
  • Lunches as per the programme
  • Coffee breaks as per the programme
  • 2 social events: a boat tour in the Venetian Lagoon (free of charge) and a social dinner (self-paid).

Travel and Accommodation
The amazing historical centre of Venice offers a variety of accommodation options: hotels, B&Bs, apartments, hostels. The city is very famous and touristic, so the prices can be quite high in some periods of the year.  For a list of recommended hotels located within a walking distance from the School venue click HERE.
For more information on how to reach the school venue and travel to and within Venice download our TRAVEL GUIDANCE.


Administrative, Logistics and Local information enquiries:

Sara Alba | Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy) | sara.alba@unive.it | management@greendecision.eu | Tel.: +39 0412348951

Scientific Enquiries:

Danail Hristozov | GreenDecision srl (Venice, Italy) | danail.hristozov@greendecision.eu

 BIORIMA project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme  under grant agreement No 760928.