6th International Conference on the Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials

The Royal Society, London, Monday 19th- Wednesday 21st September 2011.

Registration for the meeting is now CLOSED

Engineered nanoparticles and nanomaterials offer many potential benefits to society and the nanotechnology industry is still in an exponential growth phase, but with increasing requirements for information on the safety and potential environmental effects of their products. Environmentally sustainable, and sensible use of nanotechnology, is underpinned by detailed knowledge of the fate, behaviour and biological effects of nanomaterials on organisms and ecosystems. Second generation nanomaterials are now emerging, and environmental effects of these materials need to be established. This meeting is the sixth international meeting on this topic following the success of the 5th meeting held in Clemson, USA, last year. The venue for 2011 will be the prestigious Royal Society building in London, UK.


  • Chemical and physical properties of manufactured or natural nanoparticles and other nanomaterials in the environment.
  • Fate, behaviour, interaction and biogeochemistry.
  • Toxicological and ecotoxicology.
  • Effects of nanomaterials on microbes, plants, animals, and ecosystems.
  • Detection, measurement and bioassays for nanosubstances.
  • Environmental Risk Assessment, life cycle analysis, modelling and human health.
  • Environmental and industrial applications of nanotechnologies.
  • Horizon scanning for new materials and knowledge transfer on effects.
  • Regulation, legislation, policy and public perception of nanotechnology.

Invited Speakers:
Prof. Mike Hochella (Virginia Tech, USA), Dr Darren Anderson (Vive Nano, Canada), Prof. Anders Baun (DTU, Technical University of Denmark), Prof. Richard Owen (University of Exeter Business School)

Registration for the meeting is now CLOSED.

If you have already registered, your registration fees are inclusive of all meals and refreshments during the three day conference and include: full registration, oral sessions, poster sessions, lunch and refreshments during the day, hot evening meal and poster session on Monday, hot conference meal/social event on the Tuesday, and the book of abstracts.

Organising committee: Prof. Richard Handy (Plymouth); Dr Eva Valsami-Jones (Natural History Museum);  Prof. Richard Owen (ECEHH);  Dr Frank vd Kammer (Vienna), Prof. Stephen Klaine (Clemson, USA); Prof. Jamie Lead (Birmingham, UK). Scientific enquires to Richard Handy (

Abstract submission is now closed. Authors presenting a poster should note that posters should be printed portrait, size A0.

Administrative enquiries about abstract submission or registration/payment can be made to Talja Dempster at the SEB office: on 02076852600 or email

Nano Chemistry and Ecotoxicology Training Workshop

22nd and 23rd September 2011.

The course is aimed at PhD students and early career scientists wanting practical training in aspects of nanoparticle characterisation and ecotoxicity assays. The practical course will run for two days, hosted locally in laboratories at Imperial College. A location map can be found at: Attendees should arrive at the Prince Consort Road entrance to the Royal School of Mines. A draft programme can be downloaded here.

Registration fee for the course: PhD student members: 250. Others: 300. The fee includes the training and lunch. Registration for this event is now closed. Scientific enquires to Dr Valsami-Jones (