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Upcoming Winter School Courses

Nanomaterials Safety: Fundamentals, Characterization, and Toxicology

31 oct – 4 nov 2016
Covilha, Portugal


The course Nanomaterials Safety: Fundamentals, Characterization, and Toxicology aims to provide participants with the central theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills to design, perform and understand nanomaterials hazard assessment. Theoretical modules will encompass the characterization of nanomaterials (including synthesis, instrumentation, state of the art on detection methods and Nanosafety), Environmental release (including sources, behavior and risk assessment), and Mammalian Toxicology (including experimental designs, dosimetry, distribution and metrology, real-world exposures and Epidemiology). Each theoretical module will be complemented by a hands-on practical session. Each day will end with a discussion integrating both components. The last day of the course is totally dedicated to the presentation and discussion of case-studies on all three core components.

More information at: nanosafetycourse.weebly.com   

SETAC is committed to excellence in the environmental sciences. Sharing learning and experience is essential to maintain a high level of knowledge and excellence within the SETAC community and to ascertain the best protection of environmental quality, today and tomorrow.
SETAC Summer Schools are dedicated to supporting the sharing of knowledge and of environmental protection concerns.
What is a Summer School?
Summer schools aim to offer scientists and students training through the best up-to-date knowledge in the areas of
  • Environmental quality; 
  • Environmental chemistry; 
  • Ecotoxicology; 
  • Risk assessment within the framework of generic (e.g. Water framework Directive) or dedicated (e.g. REACH, Plant Protection Products…) regulations; 
  • Handling, monitoring and remediation of pollution; 
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Management (LCM); 
  • Emerging pollutants; and 
  • Nanomaterials.
Summer schools include time for teaching, exchanges, self-working on case-studies and knowledge assessment. Principles and methodologies developed are illustrated through worked examples, hands-on or case-studies.

Who may attend a Summer School?
Summer schools are organized for scientists of diverse origins and activities (students, scientists at universities, regulatory offices and private companies), who have the background education for the training.

New: Grants to attend a Summer School
A limited number of grants are available for SETAC student members who wish to attend a SETAC summer school. The grant application deadline is 31 May 2015. These are the main conditions to apply for a SETAC course grant:
-    must be a SETAC student member (provide member number)
-    must submit a brief CV and motivation letter
-    must submit a letter of recommendation
Interested? Please complete this application form and return it to SETAC in Brussels before 31 May 2015.

Winter School
Based on the principle of summer schools, SETAC Europe has also started organising Winter Schools. They are conducted from October to May. 
SETAC Europe · Av. de la Toison d'Or 67 b 6 · B-1060 Brussels, Belgium · Ph: +32(0)2 772.72.81 · Fax: +32(0)2 770.53.86 · setaceu@setac.org