The Institute of Metals in Biology of Grenoble (IMBG) has organized the 7th biannual International Meeting from the 11th to the 15th of September 2017. The meeting was dedicated to "Metallic nanoparticles: health, environment, applications and safer-by-design". The purpose of this meeting was to attract and gather worldwide scientists from chemistry to biology in order to build-up a new place for international scientific exchanges and collaborations. A two-day advanced course was held before the conference to allow young scientists to improve their knowledge in metallic nanoparticle handling, characterization, and assessment of toxicity to human beings as well as to their environment.

The conference was including plenary and keynote lectures, oral communications and posters sessions. Oral communications were selected on the basis of the abstracts by the organizing committee. Relevant topics were about:

  • Impact on health
  • Impact on the environment
  • Exposure
  • Physico-chemistry and surface reactivity
  • The safer-by-design approach

The advanced course hosted a limited number of lectures given by internationally renowned scientists. The format of the courses facilitated strong interactions between lecturers and attendees. Our aim was to provide a top-level teaching in a highly stimulating and non-intimidating environment for graduate students, post-doc, and young scientists. Students and young researchers were strongly encouraged to attend these courses. Topics were focused on analytical chemistry, imaging, spectroscopy, molecular and cellular biology applied to nanoparticles; nanoparticles in complex media: tricks and pitfalls; the safer-by-design approach: what is it?

The meeting was held in Villard-de-Lans, a village located in the beautiful surroundings of the Vercors Mountains, near Grenoble.

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