During the Nanotech Europe 2009 conference event (Fall 2009), Technische Universität Berlin, Germany, a TITNT meeting was held on October 1st. This meeting was hosted by Dr. Meyer Plath from the BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research, Berlin. Mrs. Sentein, (Saclay, France), Dr. Emond, Dr. Maghni and Dr. Halle, (Montreal, Canada) were attended this meeting. In addition, Dr. Tokarski, Dr. Rolando (Lille, France) and Dr. Hirano (Tsukuba, Japan) have also attended this meeting via a Web conferencing. Discussions were mainly on the ongoing TITNT’s research programs, and an agenda was set up to achieve TITNT’s objectives. Canadians TITNT members were supported by grants awarded by the MDEIE (Quebec government) and the CIHR (Canadian government) to attend Nanotech Europe 2009 and the TITNT’s meeting.
On March 2009, Dr. Emond participated to the 48th annual meeting of Society of Toxicology (SOT), in Baltimore USA. During that meeting Dr. Emond had the opportunity to discuss with the members of Nanotoxicology Specialty Section. This is one the major international toxicology events in the US. Therefore, it was a good opportunity to advertise the TITNT‘s activities in this country. He met also some of leaders in nanotoxicology field in the US. This meeting was supported by a grant from the MDEIE (see news about grants awarded in 2008 to Canadians’ TITNT members).
Dr. Emond, Montreal, Canada met his colleagues’ Dr Schuster from the CEA, Saclay, France, Dr. Myer-Plath from the BAM Institute in Berlin Germany and Dr. Rolando from the University of Lille 1, France. The objective of these meetings was to visit their laboratories and Institute’s infrastructure and to organize the first international TITNT workshop in Tsukuba, Tokyo in February 2009. These meetings were supported by a grant from the MDEIE (see news about grants awarded in 2008 to Canadians’ TITNT members).
Dr. Emond and Dr Maghni, Montreal, Canada met in Japan, during the NanoTech 2009 event, their colleagues’ Dr. Hirano, from the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba, Japon, Dr. Schuster from the CEA, Saclay, France, Dr. Myer-Plath from the BAM Institute in Berlin Germany and Dr. Caroline Tokarski from the University of Lille 1, France. The first TITNT meeting held at the National Institute for Environmental Studies, Tsukuba aimed for members to present their own platform and to start discussions on TINTN’s research priorities and program. Dr. Jolliet participated to the meeting by video conference. A second meeting was held at Tokyo during the NanoTech 2009 event to continue discussion on TINTN’s research priorities and program. These meetings were supported by grants from the MDEIE and CIHR (see news about grants awarded in 2008 to Canadians’ TITNT members).