Swiss NanoConvention 2017 – Detailed Program

Thursday – June 1, 2017

   
       
08:00 – 18:00 Registration open
       
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome Session – Plenary Room
 

Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg – SNC 2017 General Chair

Olivier Curty, Head of department of economic affairs, Canton of Fribourg

Prof. Rolf Ingold, Vice-Rector of the University of Fribourg for Research and IT

Prof. Christoph Weder, Director Adolphe Merkle Institute and Director National Center of Competence in Research Bio-Inspired Materials

       
09:30 – 10:45 SESSION 1 – OPTICS AT NANOSCALE - Plenary Room    
Chair: Dr. Karl Knop
  Optically levitated nanoparticles for high-precision sensing
Dr. Martin Frimmer

ETH Zürich , SWITZERLAND

  Force metrology using quantum correlated light from a room-temperature nanomechanical oscillator
Dr. Vivishek Sudhir

EPFL, SWITZERLAND

  Plasmonic colours
Prof. Olivier Martin

EPFL, SWITZERLAND

       
10:45 - 11:15 Coffee Break / Exhibition Visit
       
11:15 – 11:45 GÜNTHERODT LECTURE - Plenary Room    
Chair: Prof. Christian Schönenberger, SNI
  CTI Micro-Nano Event – Room 2 (SARINE)
  Novel force spectroscopy to probe chemical interactions
Prof. Ernst Meyer

University of Basel, SWITZERLAND

  11:15 – Welcome
Dr Raymond Zehringer, Head ad interin of micro- and nanotechnologies funding area, CTI
     
11:45 – 12:45 SESSION 2 – MICROSCOPY - Plenary Room
Chair: Dr. Dimitri Vanhecke,
Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg
  11:20 – News from the CTI on its way to Innosuisse
Andreas Reuter, deputy director of the secretariat, CTI
  Light Field Imaging and Applications
Prof. Paolo Favaro

University of Bern, SWITZERLAND

  11:50 – Building integrated energy and light management systems
Dr. Andreas Hafner,
BASF Schweiz AG
  Innovative Methods for Advancing Drug Discovery with Optical Spectroscopy
Dr. Byron Cheatham

CytoViva, USA

   
  Measuring temperature on the nanoscale
Bernd Gotsmann

IBM Zürich / Microscopy, SWITZERLAND

  12:20 – Poster presentations
       
       
12:45 – 14:00 LUNCH and Poster Session in Exhibition Area
       
14:00 – 15:15 SESSION 3 - MATERIAL SAFETY – Plenary Room
Chair: Dr. Emine Cagin,
Hochschule für Technik Buchs NTB
  CTI Micro-Nano Event – Room 2 (SARINE)
  Nanoparticle-cell interactions: Why focus on nanomaterial safety issues?
Dr. Peter Wick, EMPA

EMPA, SWITZERLAND

  14:15 – Mechanical Testing at the micro- and nanoscale
Dr Felix Beyeler, FemtoTools AG
  Risk assessment and education strategies for nanotechnology researchers
Dr. Elina Buitrago

EPFL, SWITZERLAND

  14:45 – SAPE - SAmba Print Engine - a printed inkjet
printer

Piero Pierantozzi,
Radex AG
  Measurement and monitoring of nanohazards in the workplace
Ms. Burcu Ziljstra

stat peel AG, SWITZERLAND

   
       
       
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break / Exhibition Visit
       
15:45 – 17:00 SESSION 4 - GRAPHENE – Plenary Room
Chair: Dr. Peter Wick, EPMA
  CTI Micro-Nano Event – Room 2 (SARINE)
  Carbon-based nanomaterials: opportunities and challenges
Prof. Maurizio Prato

Università degli Studi di Trieste, ITALY

  15:45 – Welding pacemakers with fiber laser
Sébastien Favre, Medtronics Europe SA
  Graphene technologies for bioelectronics and neuroprosthetics
Prof. Jose Antonio Garrido

ICN2, SPAIN

  16:15 – Parametric touch modelling in FTIR systems
Julien Piot, Rapt Touch
  High quality graphene for metrology
Dr. Michel Calame

EMPA, SWITZERLAND

  16:45 – KEYNOTE
Insight into microtechnologies, a cornerstone for a digitized world

Mario El-Khoury, CEO, CSEM SA
  Hazard assessment of aerololized graphene-related materials in a 3D human alveolar tissue in vitro
Dr. Barbara Drasler

Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, SWITZERLAND

   
       
17:00 – 18:30 Poster Session and Apero – Poster / Exhibition Area
       
 
       

Friday – June 2, 2017

       
8:00 – 17:00 Registration open
       
08:30 – 10:15 SESSION 5 - BIO-INSPIRED MATERIALS – Plenary Room
Chair: Prof. Nico Bruns,
Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg
  NRP64 final event - Room 2 (SARINE)
9:00 - 9:30 – Registration
  Biomimetic Polymer Vesicles: Virus and Cell Mimics towards innovative biomaterials
Prof. Sébastien Lecommandoux

Université de Bordeaux, FRANCE

  9:30 - 09:45
Welcome and Introduction

Peter Gehr, President of the Steering Committee NRP 64
  Plant derived micro- and nanostructures for improved technical surfaces
Prof. Christoph Neinhuis

TU Dresden, GERMANY

  Session I: Research Policies and Achievements of NRP 64
  An Electric Eel-Inspired Origami-Enabled Battery that Generates 100 V
Prof. Michael Mayer

Adolphe Merkle Institute, SWITZERLAND

  09:45 - 10:00
National Research Programmes: Impact of Basic Research

Frank Scheffold, Delegate of Division Programmes of the National Research Council SNSF
  Impact-protection in technical materials inspired by fiber-reinforced plant structures.
Dr. Georg Bauer

Plant Biomechanics Group Freiburg, GERMANY

  10:00 - 10:15
Federal Policy: Action Plan Synthetic Nanomaterials

Roland Charrière, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, FOPH, Berne
       
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break / Exhibition Visit   Coffee Break / NRP 64 Videos on Screens (ends 10:40)
       
10:45 – 11:30 SESSION 6 - NANOPARTICLES IN CONSUMER PRODUCTS – Plenary Room
Chair: Prof. Alke Fink,
Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg
  NRP64 final event - Room 2 (SARINE)
Session II: Knowledge Transfer
  Inorganic nanomaterials in food and consumer products
Dr. Catia Contado

Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences - University of Ferrara, ITALY

  10:40 - 11:25
«Communicating the Benefit and Risks of Engineered Nanomaterials»
Andrew Maynard, Member of the Steering Committee NRP 64
  Swiss Food Law and Nanomaterials
Dr. Thomas Sieber

Service de la sécurité alimentaire et des affaires vétérinaires SAAV Amt für Lebensmittelsicherheit und Veterinärwesen LSVW, SWITZERLAND

   
  Analytical Challenges and Possible Strategies to Quantify Engineered Nanoparticles in Managed Waste Facilities
Dr. Ralf Kaegi

Eawag AG , SWITZERLAND

   
       
      Session III: Panel Discussion (Shared Session with SNC 2017)
11:30 – 12:45 SESSION 7 - PODIUM DISCUSSION – SHARED EVENT with the NRP64. NANOPARTICLES IN EVERYDAY LIFE –
Are They Safe? Are We Ready? – Plenary Room

Chair: Dr. Alke Fink,
Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg
  Moderator Prof. Heinrich Hofmann, EPFL
 

Expert discussion about the impact of Nanomaterials on everyday life. Are the consumers ready to accept products with nanoparticles? Are patients willing to refer to nanomedicine? How safe are nanomaterials and what's their impact on the environment?

  • Dr. Thomas Sieber, Head of Sector Chemicals Canton of Fribourg
  • Dr. Catia Contado Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences - University of Ferrara (« Nanomaterials in consumer products: a challenging analytical problem")
  • Dr. Ralf Kaegi, Process Engineering / Particle Laboratory / Eawag
  • Françoise Weilhammer, Journalist and Editor A bon Entendeur Radio-Télévision Suisse Romande
  • Prof. Peter Gehr, President of the Steering Committee of NRP 64
  • Prof. Alke Fink, Adolphe Merkle Institute, Fribourg
  • Prof. Andrew Maynard, Director, Risk Innovation Lab, Arizona State University USA
       
12:45 – 14:00 LUNCH and Poster Session in Exhibition Area
       
14:00 – 15:15 SESSION 8 - LIFE SCIENCES – Plenary Room
Chair: Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser,
Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg
  NRP64 final event - Room 2 (SARINE)
Session IV: Nanomedicine and Applications
  Nanostructured and functionalized components for Life Science Applications
Dr. Gaëlle Andreatta

CSEM SA, SWITZERLAND

  14:00 - 14:30
«Achievements, Opportunities and Challenges of Nanomedicine»

Patrick Hunziker, Member of the Steering Committee NRP 64
  From Layman to Scientists: Databases as Source for Knowledge about Nanosafety and Nanotechnology
Prof. Harald Krug and Dr. Amir Gheisi

EMPA / Springer Nature, SWITZERLAND / GERMANY

  14:30 -14:45
Project NRP Module Food

Hanspeter Nägeli, University of Zurich
  Mechanoresponsive Drug Delivery
Prof. Andreas Zumbühl

Dept. of Chemistry, University of Fribourg, SWITZERLAND

  14:45 - 15:00
Project NRP Module Building Materials

Christoph Weder, Adolphe Merkle Institute Fribourg
       
      15:00 - 15:30 – Coffee Break
15:15 – 15:45 Coffee Break / Exhibition Visit    
      Session V: New Materials and Toxicity
15:45 – 16:30 AWARD CEREMONY
Prof. Christian Schöneberger, SNI
 

15:30 - 16:00
«Bulk or Nano? The Impact of Physico-chemical Properties on Nanotox»

Heinrich Hofmann, Member of the Steering Committee NRP 64

16:00 - 16:45
Project NRP module Energy

Nam Hee Kwon, University of Fribourg

16:15 - 16:30
«The Importance of Being a PhD»

Sandra Camarero-Espinosa, University of Maastricht

16:30 - 16:45
Closing words, Peter Gehr

     
16:30 – 16:45 FINAL REMARKS / CLOSING
Prof. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, University of Fribourg; AMI
 
16:45 – 17:30 FAREWELL APERO