Nanosafety Training School: From Basic Science To Risk Governance

Event Date: 20th June 2021 - 25th June 2021
San Servolo Island, Venice, Italy

Nanosafety Training School: From Basic Science To Risk Governance

Interprofessional Education Training School & 4th NanoSafety Forum for Young Scientists



Message from the Organising Committee

Update as of November 2020

Dear all,

Thank you for your patience at this time. 

After a careful consideration we have came to the decision that the Nano Safety Training school will take place in 20-25 June 2021. In order to allow more participation in the cases in which attendees will not be able to travel we are provisioning live streaming of the event. 

The event will take the same format as planned and accepted participants will not lose their seat.

If you have any questions about this update, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

The Nano Training School Committee

About the School

This year the Venice Nano Training School celebrates its 10th anniversary. 

The School will feature keynote speeches, hands-on sessions and a dedicated Young Scientist Forum Day during which early career researchers (PhD students, PhD candidates and Post-Docs) will have the opportunity to present their work. 

The School week will include a variety of hands-on sessions aimed to transfer 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, using interprofessional education.

A variety of networking activities (a special 10th anniversary welcome cocktail, social event and a social dinner) will enable plenty of time and opportunities for you to widen your network and foster academic exchange.

Become part of an interactive, exciting week and enrich your knowledge by developing multidisciplinary expertise!

Who should attend?

  • Early-stage researchers
  • PhD students and Post-Docs
  • Senior researchers
  • Industry
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Medical Personnel
  • Anyone interested in Safe Nanotechnology, Risk Assessment and Nano-Medicine

School Topics

  • Hazard to Human Health & Environment
  • Fate & Exposure Assessment
  • Nanomedicine: from the lab to the market
  • Modelling
  • Grouping & Read Across Approaches
  • Risk Governance

Draft School Agenda

A draft version of the school agenda is available HERE.

More Information about the Young Scientist Forum Day

Early career researchers will have the opportunity to present their work in the form of oral and poster presentations. You can choose between the following themes:

  • State of the art approaches and challenges towards nanomaterial characterisation
  • Strategies towards testing ENM toxicology (human and environmental)
  • Modelling approaches towards ENM toxicology
  • Risk assessment and legal regulation of ENM
  • Approaches towards defining human and environmental exposure to EN

School Location 

The training school will take place in San Servolo (Venice, Italy).

School Certificates

Each participant will be given a Certificate of attendance upon request.


Scientific enquiries:

Danail Hristozov, GreenDecision (Italy) |

Stella Stoycheva, Yordas Group (UK) |

Susanne Resch, BioNanoNet (Austria) |

Logistics, local support and administration:

Paola Basso, GreenDecision (Italy) |


GreenDecision (Venice, IT)  

Institute of Occupational Medicine (Edinburgh, UK)

Yordas Group (Forchheim, DE)

Warrant Hub S.p.A (Casalecchio di Reno, IT)

BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Graz, AT)

NC3RS (London, UK) 

Aarhus University (Aarhus, DK)

RIVM (Utrecht, NL)

NILU (Kjeller, NO)


These projects have received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 760928 (BIORIMA),  No 814401 (Gov4Nano), No 760840 (GRACIOUS), No 814426 (NanoInformaTIX), No 814530 (NANORIGO), No 760813 (PATROLS), and No 814425 (RiskGONE).