NanoAgri 2010 – International Conference on Food and Agriculture Applications of Nanotechnologies

You are cordially invited to attend the I International Conference on Food and Agriculture Applications of Nanotechnologies, which will be held in São Pedro, SP, Brazil from June 20 to 25, 2010.

New and emerging applications of nanotechnologies in food and agriculture and issues related to their use will be the focus of this Conference.

In addition to exploring relevant scientific and technological advances, the Conference will also seek to highlight areas of research with the greatest potential to benefit society.

The overall objectives of the Conference are to:

Provide a vehicle for debate among all stakeholders on priority areas for development of nanotechnologies relevant to food and agriculture
Identify priority areas of research and development that are considered to have the greatest potential to contribute to the achievement of Development Goals

Consider the social/ethical implications of Nanotechnologies applied in food, agriculture and sectors

Consider the legal and business issues which influence the transition from research to commercialization of nanotechnologies
Promote collaborative research among countries on issues of common interest
Promote a harmonized approach toward the assessment and management of potential human health and environmental risks that may be associated with the use of nanotechnologies in the areas of food, agriculture, health and other sectors.

Expected Outputs
Identification of nanotechnology applications with the greatest potential to benefit both society and environment.
Agreements on collaboration among countries on research & development and on tools for accessing most promising applications.
Identification of ways to facilitate Public-Private partnerships on points of common interest.
Definition of strategies for harmonized approaches to governance of nanotechnologies.

Organizing Committee

Sergio Mascarenhas (IFSC-USP)
Renata Clarke (FAO)
Maria de Lourdes Costarrica (FAO)
Luiz H. C. Mattoso (CNPDIA Embrapa)
Caue Ribeiro (CNPDIA Embrapa)

Advisory Committee

Ado Jório, UFMG (Brazil)
Ahmad Umar, Najran Univ. (Saudi Arabia)
Amaury Rosenthal, EMBRAPA LABEX (France)
Arben Merkoçi, ICN-CSIC (Spain)
Celso P. de Melo, UFPE (Brazil)
Don Martin, Univ. Tech. Sydney (Australia)
Edson Leite, UFSCar (Brazil)
Elson Longo, IQ UNESP (Brazil)
Ernesto Julio Calvo, UBA Conicet (Argentina)
Günter Oberdörster, Univ. of Rochester (USA)
Harry Heinzelmann, CSEM (Switzerland)
Jairton Dupont, UFRGS (Brazil)
José Arana Varela, IQ UNESP (Brazil)
Kuruvilla Joseph, IIST (India)
Ladislau Martin Neto, EMBRAPA LABEX (USA)
Manoel Souza, EMBRAPA LABEX (Nederlands)
Markus Antonietti, Max Plank Berlin (Germany)
Maurício Lopes, EMBRAPA LABEX (South Korea)
Michael Koehler, TU-Ilmenau (Germany)
Paulo Barbeitas Miranda, IFSC – USP (Brazil)
Paulo Herrmann, Embrapa (Brazil)
Pedro Arcuri, EMBRAPA LABEX (France)
Qasim Chaudhry, FERA (UK)
Silvio Crestana, Embrapa (Brazil)
Tara McHugh, USDA/ARS (USA)
Thembela Hillie, NCNSM (South Africa)
Vasco Teixeira, University of Minho (Portugal)
William Orts, USDA/ARS (USA)

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~ by vascoteixeira on April 22, 2010.

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