24 Oct 2022 EVENT

Lively discussions and talks during successful Imptox junior researchers meeting in Belgrade

Around 50 persons joined in on October 20th to discuss first findings and connect with our Imptox early-stage researchers.

The hybrid workshop “Exploring the effects of micro- and nanoplastics on human health: Imptox junior researchers share experiences & challenges” took place from 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm at the main lecture hall of the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Belgrade, although online participation was possible as well.  

Michelle Epstein, Imptox Vice-Coordinator from the Medical University of Vienna, led people through the programme and presented Imptox early-career scientists from UGent, UBFC, Hes-So, Univie and the Srebrnjak Children’s Hospital. Among the many interesting aspects discussed during the meeting were AI models pushing further the image analysis of MNPs, as discussed by Thibault Showing from Hes-So or promising approaches in the production of PET and PP reference materials for MNP research as presented by Lukas Wimmer from the University of Vienna. Please click here to find out more about the afternoon’s full programme.

This event was a great opportunity for our junior researchers to present their research in public, to forge valuable connections with peers from different institutions and to listen to constructive feedback from scientists in the auditorium.

The Imptox consortium used the opportunity of all partners uniting in Belgrade and set-up a series of internal meetings around the core event where they discussed their research progress and challenges.