Advanced Materials Safety conference 2023
From November 8th to 10th, the Advanced Materials Safety conference took place at the University of Saarbrücken and IfADo PhD student Arianna Borgers presented her promising interim results. The conference was organized by the Leibniz Research Alliance Advanced Materials Safety, of which IfADo is an active member.
The Advanced Materials Safety conference is created as an opportunity for international researchers, but also industry representatives to discuss current research on advanced materials. Among the topics are functionality, safety, and sustainability of advanced materials, but also their acceptance in society and the development of accessible research data infrastructure. As member of the scientific committee, Christoph van Thriel contributed to the scientific program by inviting speakers from the MAK-commission and organizing and chairing the session on “Advanced Materials for safe therapeutic applications”.
A forum for PhD students
In the Young scientists’ forum, Arianna Borgers presented her work on modified copper oxide nanoparticles, which in the long run may be useful in cancer therapy. This project brings together different groups from the department of toxicology (Cell Metabolism, Bioimaging, and Bioanalytics) at IfADo, as well as partners from other Leibniz Research Centers, such as the Leibniz-Institut für werkstofforientierte Technologien (IWT) in Bremen. The research findings of the PhD students are important contributions to the scientific aims of the Leibniz Research Alliance Advanced Materials Safety.
Moreover, Borgers’ work in the lab was highlighted as part of the PhD project of Robin Wagner from the Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM), who spent two days at IfADo getting material to produce virtual 3D video clips that will be used as an innovative form of science communication. During the conference, attendees had the chance to get a first glimpse into this novel format of communication.