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Nanosafety Training School: Towards Safe and Sustainable by Design Advanced (Nano)Materials

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Nanosafety Training School: Towards Safe and Sustainable by Design Advanced (Nano)Materials

The School aims to transfer state-of-the-art knowledge on a variety of topics from key experts to the new generation of professionals working in the areas of safety and sustainability of advanced (nano)materials. To this end, the School will deliver keynote lectures and will engage the participants in interprofessional training by means of roleplay and hands-on training exercises. The programme will balance experimental and modelling approaches in each of the School topics listed below.

The school will take place in the historic centre of Venice, Italy from 15 – 20 May 2022. It is hosted by the company GreenDecision in the frame of the EU Horizon 2020 project SUNSHINE and is co-organised and substantially contributed by the Horizon 2020 projects ASINA, SbD4Nano, SABYDOMA, SAbyNA, DIAGONAL, HARMLESS, NanoInformaTIX, NanoSolveIT, Gov4Nano, NanoRIGO, RiskGONE, NanoCommons, CHARISMA and the US Duke-led INFRAMES initiative.

Join our school to gain more knowledge and multidisciplinary expertise!

Who should attend?

PhD Students and Postdocs, Senior Researchers, Industry Practitioners, Regulators, Policy Makers, Civil Society representatives, Anyone else interested in the Safety and Sustainability of Advanced Materials


  • Transition from Safe-by-Design to Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design of advanced (nano)materials: a historical perspective and current policy landscape
  • What they are: Physicochemical identity – Intrinsic and extrinsic properties affecting release, biodistribution, environmental fate, exposure, human and environmental toxicity
  • What they are: Lifecycle release and transformations
  • Where they go: Environmental fate, human biodistribution and exposure
  • What they do: Human and environmental toxicity
  • Similarity assessment, grouping and read-across approaches
  • Risk assessment and management
  • FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable) data management and data quality assessment
  • Risk governance


  • Gain in-depth interdisciplinary understanding of key topics pertaining to the safety and sustainability of advanced materials
  • Engage in a dialogue with peers and key experts
  • Benefit from a variety of additional networking opportunities such as a boat trip in the Venetian Lagoon and a social dinner

Draft School Agenda

A draft version of the agenda is available HERE.


To register for the School, please fill in the registration form HERE.

The School attendance is free of chargeThe number of attendees to be accepted is limited to 70.

The registration will open 1 March 2022. Registration Deadline: 15 April 2022.

School Location

The core School programme will take place in the historic Auditorium Santa Margherita Venice, Italy.


Scientific enquiries:

Danail Hristozov, GreenDecision (IT) |

Organisation, logistics, local support and administration:

Stefania Melandri, Warrant Hub (IT) |

Paola Basso, GreenDecision (IT) |

Stella Stoycheva, Yordas Group (DE) |

Cathrin Cailliau, Yordas Group (DE) |

School Certificates

Each participant will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon successful completion of the School.

School Committees

Scientific Committee

  • Danail Hristozov, GreenDecision (Venice, IT) & Emerge (Sofia, BG)
  • Lang Tran, Institute of Occupational Medicine (Edinburgh, UK)
  • Antonio Marcomini, University Ca’Foscari (Venice, IT)
  • Miguel A. Bañares, Spanish National Research Council (Madrid, ES)
  • Anna Costa, Italian National Research Council (Rome, IT)
  • Tobias Stöger, Helmholtz Zentrum (München, DE)
  • Otmar Schmid, Helmholtz Zentrum (München, DE)
  • Martin Himly, University of Salzburg (Salzburg, AT)
  • Carlos Fito, Instituto Tecnológico del Embalaje Transporte y Logística (Valencia, ES)
  • Andrew Nelson, University of Leeds (Leeds, UK)
  • Elisa Moschini, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (Luxembourg, LU)
  • Socorro Vázquez-Campos, Leitat Technological Center (Barcelona, ES)
  • Mark Wiesner, CEINT, Duke University (Durham, US)

Organising Committee

  • Stefania Melandri, Warrant Hub S.p.A. (Casalecchio di Reno, IT)
  • Stella Stoycheva, Yordas Group (Forchheim, DE)
  • Susanne Resch, BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft (Graz, AT)
  • Beatriz Alfaro Serrano, BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft (Graz, AT)
  • Paola Basso, GreenDecision (Venice, IT)
  • Lisa Pizzol, GreenDecision (Venice, IT)
  • Cathrin Cailliau, Yordas Group (Forchheim, DE)
  • Hildegard Luhmann, European Research Services GmbH (Münster, DE)
  • Elisa Giubilato, GreenDecision (Venice, IT)

Organising projects


  • GreenDecision (Venice, IT)
  • Yordas Group (Forchheim, DE)
  • Warrant Hub S.p.A. (Casalecchio di Reno, IT)
  • BioNanoNet Forschungsgesellschaft mbH (Graz, AT)
  • Emerge (Sofia, BG)

Contributing Projects


 How to reach Venice from the Marco Polo airport

…By bus

LAND – BUS N° 5. The buses leave from a stop conveniently located in front of the arrivals area. The ACTV buses are orange and the journey usually takes about 30 minutes. Ordinary tickets cost € 8,00 – ONE WAY – and 15,00 € – from or to the airport and return. ACTV website: HERE

Shuttle ATVO to Venezia, Piazzale Roma/ Bus Terminal. It’s a direct connection from the airport to Venice that takes about 20 minutes; buses leave every half hour, from 8:50 (8:30 on Sundays and public holidays) to 23:40. Fares: one-way ticket is 8,00 €/ roundtrip ticket is 15,00 € (vaild 7 days). The buses leave outside the arrivals area on the right. The ATVO buses are blue.  ATVO website: HERE

…By taxi/water taxi

Fare: about 45 € for land taxi and 120 € for water taxi

How to reach Venice from the Treviso airport

…By bus

Direct shuttle ATVO to Venezia, Piazzale Roma/Bus Terminal Departs from a stop located in front of the arrivals area of the airport. Fares: one-way ticket is 12.00 €/ roundtrip ticket is 22.00 €

Find the ATVO website HERE .

…. By taxi

Fare: about 70 €

How to reach Venice by train

Venice has rail connections with every major city in Italy and the rest of Europe. The main train station (Venezia Santa Lucia) is located next to the Grand Canal in the northwest corner of the city. Some trains stop at Venezia- Mestre on the mainland. To get from Venezia-Mestre to Santa Lucia, or vice versa (a 10-minute trip) you can take any train. However, please be aware that there is an extra charge for travelling on Intercity and Eurocity trains that should be paid prior to departure.

Public Transportation within Venice

The public transportation in Venice is served by “vaporetto” boats. The company providing the service is called ACTV.

On the website you can find information about vaporetto lines and timetables HERE.

How to reach the School venue

The School will be held at Auditorium Santa Margherita, located in the historical city centre, at about 10 minutes walking distance from Piazzale Roma and 15 minutes from the Santa Lucia Train Station.

Address: Auditorium Santa Margherita, Dorsoduro 3689, Campo Santa Margherita, 30123 Venezia

Interactive map with directions HERE or see image below

Hotels in Venice

Hotels in Mestre*

*Connection to Venice by bus or by train – 10 min.

Please check the rates directly on the hotel websites or on hotels bookings websites.

Event Details

Date: 15. May 2022 - 20. May 2022
Time: -
Venue: Venice, Italy