The Initiative’s first annual workshop was hosted with great success at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore from November 13-17, 2017. Members of the Harvard faculty as well as students traveled to the workshop to attend and present findings with NTU collaborators. The workshop provided a technical overview of the research activities within the Initiative, which focus on cutting edge applications and EHS (Environment, Health, and Safety) implications of nanomaterials. The presentations included updates on projects including understanding the health implications of exposure to printer-emitted nanoparticles and the development of food-based nano-carriers and nano-modulators for efficient delivery of nutraceuticals and/or selective clearance of unwanted substances in the GI tract.
The workshop was led by the Initiative’s co-directors, Dr. Philip Demokritou (HSPH) and Dr. Kee Woei Ng (NTU) with the Initiative’s internal steering committee attending as well. Plenary speakers included two member’s of the Initiatives External Advisory Committee, Professor Flemming Cassee of RIVM & University of Utretcht in the Netherlands, and Professor Sotiris Pratsinis of ETH Zürich in Switzerland.