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SABYDOMA @ NanoWeek 2022

On the occasion of the NanoCommons final conference, the whole nanosafety community came together for the NanoWeek 2022, which took place in Limassol, Cyprus from 20-24 June 2022. Led by the NanoCommons project, SABYDOMA and other 17 other currently running nanosafety projects joined forces and supported organizing the event.

Projects participating in the NanoWeek2022

The conference theme was “Evolution of nanosafety and materials sustainability as we transition into Horizon Europe”, including the following topics:

  1. Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design of (nano-enabled) products & processes
  2. New modelling methodologies and nanoinformatics approaches
  3. Data Management – Databases – FAIR data
  4. Nanomaterials go advanced – emerging challenges and foresight
  5. Emerging “hot” topics in nanosafety

The Scientific Committee responsible for setting the programme and reviewing the abstracts comprised a group of experts from the H2020 projects that constitute the EU NanoSafety Cluster and was led by the NanoCommons Coordinator, Professor Iseult Lynch. Following SABYDOMA partners were part of the Scientific Committee: Andrew Nelson (UNIVLEEDS), Maria Dusinska (NILU), Haralambos Sarimveis (NTUA).

The hybrid event was very well visited with 250 attendees from the international nanosafety community interested in the breadth of activities compiled by the conference – from the Young Nanosafety Scientists speed dating (which was a massive highlight for all participants), to the technical sessions, panel discussion and poster session, to the training events, the EU-US CoRs meeting, the NanoInChi meeting and a joint EU NanoSafety Cluster meeting. Next to that, many projects held their consortium meetings on the final day.

One of the highlights of the NanoWeek2022 was the outdoor poster session with food and drinks in the amazing conference location, next to the beach.

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After such a long time in online meetings, it was fantastic to meet so many from the community in person again and have some offline discussions. All-in-all, the conference was wonderful and we made great memories including some midnight-swimming in the sea before going to bed.

Additionally to the overall networking activity, SABYDOMA project was among the many projects represented through:

  • 6 poster presentations:
  • 1 oral presentation of Philip Doganis and Haralambos Sarimveis (from NTUA) introducing SABYDOMA’s Safety-by-Process Control Concept – DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6786804
  • participation of Philip Doganis in the Decision Support System (DSS) pitch session presenting their DSS tool and the afterwards round table on how to coordinate and unite our efforts to bring our tools to the industry.
  • Egon Willighagen, from University of Maastricht, showcased the Transnational Access (TA) project that SABYDOMA has with NanoCommons on integrating eNanoMapper and NanoCommons Knowledge Base via APIs.

Furthermore, on June 24th, SABYDOMA held a thematic meeting in a hybrid format, as reported here, where we were able to update about the activities in the last months and discuss the upcoming developments.

Additionally, all coordinators of the NMBP-15 sister projects (ASINA, SAbyNA, SABYDOMA, SbD4Nano)  joined in a private session for internal discussion and alignment in the upcoming months.

Some impressions from the NanoWeek:


All coordinators together                                     Harry during his presentation


Andrew at the outdoor poster session                Will during his poster pitch presentation


Evangelos during the poster session                  Philip in the DSS speed dating session


Round Table on DSS                                          Egon showcasing the database integration TA of NanoCommons & SABYDOMA

The conference program can be consulted here and the book of abstracts is available here.

For more information about the conference, visit the NanoCommons page.

View social media posts from the conference using the hashtags #NanoWeek and #NanoWeek2022 on Twitter and LinkedIn!