New Tools and Approaches for Nanomaterial Safety Assessment Conference in Malaga, Spain (February 2017)

Jointly organized by five major FP7 projects NANOSOLUTIONS, SUN, NanoMILE, GUIDEnano and eNanoMapper, the conference aimed at presenting the main results achieved in the course of the projects fostering a discussion about their impact in the nanosafety field and possibilities for future research programmes.

This was an extremely interesting conference that showcased the outputs from 4 years of research from 5 different EU projects,

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NanoClassifier Annual Meeting

The NanoClassifier Annual meeting takes place in the National University of Ireland, University College Dublin on Monday the 20th of February 2017.

Staff and Researchers meet to discuss the current activities, and achievement of the NanoClassifier project. There will also be discussions on the next steps in the research,

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Course on Nanobio Entrepreneurship

Dr. Teodor Aastrup

Room E2.16 Science Centre South – UCD

Tuesday 21st February 2017

The entrepreneurship course will cover the following areas:

  • Introduce the concept of being an entrepreneur – can this be applied as a research student?
  • Operating a company: creating and maintaining a team,

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MSI 2016, 8-10 June 2016, Dublin, Ireland.

Laurence Fitzpatrick will present an oral presentation titled “Visualizing and Tracking Single Bio-Nano Interactions In Vitro” at MSI 2016.

MSI 2016 is the 40th iteration of the annual symposium of the Microscopy Society of Ireland. The symposium encompases areas of life,

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Attana (QCM) Biosensor Networking Meeting, 13 June 2016

This meeting will bring together scientists and users in a FREE 1-day event at the University of Westminster. During the event you will learn about some of the recent applications and developments by expert users of the Attana Biosensor equipment. The day will include presentations showcasing research from users in academia and industry. 

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Biosensors 2016, 25-27 May 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Dr Maria Gianneli will present a poster “Novel qcm-based method to predict in vivo behaviour of nanoparticles” at Biosensors 2016.

Biosensors 2016 – the 26th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors – will take place at Svenska Mässan – the Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre in Gothenburg.

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18th Irish Atomistic Simulators Meeting, 13-14 January 2016

Every two years, the community of scientist in Ireland (both North and the Republic) who work on computational atomistic and mesoscopic simulation gather to show their latest results. This year it was held in UCD and Dr. Lopez attended.,313781,en.html



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SCI:COM 2015, 9th December 2015, Athlone, Ireland

Laurence and Gavin attended the inaugural Irish Science Communication conference, ran in partnership between SFI, FHI, UCD and Whipsmart Media. The first conference of its kind in Ireland, topics covered included science engagement over social media,

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European Conference on Computational (CompNanoTox), 4-6 November 2015, Malaga, Spain

As part of his training in the field of Nanotoxicology, Dr. Lopez attended to the 1st European Conference on Computational Nanotoxicology held in Malaga. In this event, leading scientist showed the state-of-art methodologies and algorithms used to simulate the interaction of nanoparticles with cells as well as the latest computational models used to understand the relationship between the physical-chemical properties of nanoparticles and their toxicological effect.

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Transfer of Knowledge Workshop 6-9 Oct 2015 at UCD in Dublin

From the 6th – 9th October, Dr. Diluka Peiris came to UCD for a training workshop on the use of the QCM and analysis methods, through Attana’s own Step 1 Training programme as well as hands on experimental practice. Two days of lectures (7th – 8th) and practical use of the equipment (6th –

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