HARMLESS @ ChinaNANO 2023
On 26-28 August 2023 took place the 9th International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology (ChinaNANO 2023) from August 26-28, 2023 in Beijing (China). This international nanotechnology conference takes place bi-annually since 2025. It offered a great opportunity to the global community to reconnect and engage in discussions on the latest scientific breakthroughs, technological advancements, and emerging trends in the field.
The session “Safety, Environment and Health of Nanomaterials” of the conference offered opportunity for HARMLESS, as it focused on the specific perturbation patterns on the inflammation induced by nanomaterials in a single cell resolution, and provides information for guiding in vitro testing. Our colleague Dr Lianyong Han (from HMGU) gave on 27 August an oral presentation on the use of lung single cell transcriptomics to guide the development of AOP anchored cell-based assays in response to nanomaterial exposure. Furthermore, he had an active discussion regarding the targeted cell types and cytokines/chemokines in response to different nanomaterial exposure. Additionally, during the conference he networked with researchers in fields of nanobiotechnology, nanomedicine and nanosafety about our developments in HARMLESS. He was able to discuss with Prof. Chunying Chen (from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology(NCNST)), who is one of the most famous experts in this field and discussed the potential collaborative points for the future.
Additionally, Lianyong had a poster on how nanoparticle exposure triggered virus reactivation induces lung emphysema in mice.