Building bridges between specialists on computational and empirical risk assessment of engineered nanomaterials

Dr. Agnieszka Gajewicz and Prof. Tomasz Puzyn at National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China, Chinese Academy of Science

ZdjęcieThis visit has been conducted within BRIDGE I: Collaboration between developers of computational and empirical methods for risk assessment.
During a series of meetings and personal discussions we have exchanged information on the progress in the development of computational and experimental methods within NanoBRIDGES project.
We have discussed further plans related to joint collaboration (after the termination of NanoBRIDGES project) and the requirements related to the experiments to ensure that data produced by the experimental team would be useful to develop computational (Nano-read across) models.
By visiting laboratories in the center we extended our knowledge on the origin of the data, i.e., how the data are produced step-by-step and what eventual problems originating from the experiments that have a potential impact on the computations would be.
Bewteen 20 and 21 of October we participated at 8th International Symposium on NanoBiotechnology organized by National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China, Chinese Academy of Science, where Prof. Puzyn had an opportunity to present a lecture entitled “Computational methods for supporting risk assessment of nanomaterials” and Dr. Gajewicz presented poster “Predicting toxicity of metal oxide nanoparticles with Nano-QSAR”.
Although the visit was very short, it was very fruitful. Except extending the knowledge on experimental in vitro testing and experimental characterization of nanoparticles, together with Prof. Yuliang Zhao and Prof. Qiaojun Fang we came with some preliminary ideas related to further joint collaboration (after the end of NanoBRIDGES project).


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