cfaed Seminar Series

cfaed Seminar Series

Dr. Jacques‐Aurélien Sergent and Dr. Erik Van Miert , Solvay, Belgium

Regulatory perspective and innovation in nanomaterials sciences

12.04.2016 (Tuesday) , 17:00
Seminar room E05/E06 , Tatzberg 47/49 , Dresden

Since 2011, the European commission had provided a recommendation of definition for nanomaterials in Europe. The United States and Australia have recently launched their own definition. Some sectors in Europe have also defined a definition introducing slight differences or additional characteristics. The current regulatory context across Europe and also worldwide is therefore heterogeneous and rapidly evolving. The impact of this regulatory situation on the toxicological and environmental evaluation of nanomaterials will be presented using examples of nanomaterials used for decades and recently developed ones.

Jacques-Aurélien Sergent received a PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Montréal (Canada) and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Cergy-Pontoise (France) in 2008. He was then appointed for two years as an associate professor of the University of Cergy-Pontoise in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics. In 2010, he joined the CEA as Researcher to establish an in vitro screening platform combining conventional and innovative methods for the evaluation of toxicological impact of nanomaterials. He was then recruited in 2012 by the Environmental Department of L’Oréal as an Expert in Ecotoxicology of nanomaterials to establish innovative screening platform for internal development of new formulations. Since 2013, he is working in the Toxicological and Environmental Risk Assessment Unit of Solvay to evaluate the impact of substances among them nanomaterials produced by the Solvay Group. Recently recognized as a European Registered Toxicologist, Jacques-Aurélien is also active in Research and Innovation, supporting some Research Teams of the group and participating to some FP7 projects. He is in charge of transversal actions related to Nanomaterials and Toxicological Evaluation and is part of the OECD Working Party in Manufactured Nanomaterials group, the ECHA Nanomaterial Working Group and CEFIC NanoManagement Team.

Everybody is welcome!

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