The Institute of Metals in Biology of Grenoble (IMBG) is organizing its 7th biannual International Meeting from the 11th to the 15th of September 2017. This year, the meeting is dedicated to "Metallic nanoparticles: health, environment, applications and safer-by-design".

The purpose of this meeting is to attract and gather worldwide scientists from chemistry to biology in order to build-up a new place for international scientific exchanges and collaborations. A two-day advanced course will be held before the conference to allow young scientists to improve their knowledge in metallic nanoparticle handling, characterization, ans assessment of toxicity to humans and the environment.

The conference comprises plenary and keynote lectures, oral communications and posters sessions. Oral communications will be selected on the basis of the abstracts by the organizing committee. The relevant topics will concern:

- Impact on health

- Impact on the environment

- Exposure

- Physico-chemistry and surface reactivity

- The safer-by-design approach

The advanced course will host a limited number of lectures given by internationally renowned scientists. The format of the courses will facilitate strong interactions between lecturers and attendees. Our aim is to provide a top-level teaching in a highly stimulating and non-intimidating environment for graduate students, post-doc, and young scientists. Students and young researchers are strongly encouraged to attend these courses. Topics will be analytical chemistry, imaging, spectroscopy, molecular and cellular biology applied to nanoparticles; nanoparticles in complex media: tricks and pitfalls; the safer-by-design approach: what is it?

The meeting will be held in Villard de Lans, a village located in the beautiful surroundings of the Vercors Mountains, near Grenoble.

The number of participants is limited to 100

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