The rapid development and dissemination of nanomaterials can put them in contact with living organisms in situations not yet fully understood.
Current society consumption patterns have increased the production of chemical residues causing negative impacts on environment.
Various Engineered Nanomaterials (ENMs) are currently in use in the industrial, agricultural, pharmaceutical and medical fields.
Human development and economic growth interfere in the ecosystems homeostasis and, consequently, in the environmental health.
World water scarcity is due to the rising use of this resource in urban, industrial and agricultural purposes, and the damage that the water bodies has been suffering as a result of the reception of various contaminants effluents.
Dr R. Brayner (43 yrs),is associate professor, HDR at ITODYS Laboratory, CNRS, Paris Diderot (Paris 7). She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, 8 chapters and a book edition. Her major interest is in nanoscience and nanobiotechnology.
Postdoctorate, Universityof Juiz de Fora, Brazil
Dr H. Polonini (30 yrs) has completed his PhD at 2014 from Federal University of Juiz de Fora. He works in a pharmaceutical company (Ortofarma) and gives classes for two Pharmacy Colleges (Suprema and Unipac). He has published more than 40 articles. His major interests are analysis and control of medicines and related products, and pharmaceutical and cosmetic technology.