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Interaction of Nanomaterials with Biological Systems

Key facts

TypesProfessional Development
Short Courses
Summer Schools -
LocationOxford - Ewert House
Dates Fri 4 Jul 2014
Subject area(s)Nanotechnology
FeesFrom £150.00
Application statusApplications being accepted
Course codeO13C541F2Y
Course contactIf you have any questions about this course, please email nano@conted.ox.ac.uk or telephone +44(0)1865 286954.


Nanotechnology Summer School 2014

This one-day course is part of the Nanotechnology Summer School 2014 on nanotechnologies in biology. It can be taken individually or as part of the one-week Summer School.

The programme for the Interaction of Nanomaterials with Biological Systems course introduces applications of nanoparticles in medicine and healthcare, and discusses the fate of nanoparticles in the environment as well as their use for environmental remediation. Topics covered include:

  • Nanoparticle interactions at the cellular level
  • Nanomaterial interactions at a whole organism level
  • Nanoparticles in medicine
  • Nanoparticles and their fate in the environment
  • Ecotoxicology of silver and zinc nanoparticles to freshwater microbial communities
  • Uptake and effects of nanoparticles in soil invertebrates
  • Nanotechnology and environmental remediation

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Programme details

Download the provisional Nanotechnology Summer School 2014 programme.

This one-day course is one of five held as part of the Nanotechnology Summer School 2014. Delegates can enrol on one day, more than one day, or for the whole week - there are discounts available for students and for those enrolling on all five days of the Summer School.

The Nanotechnology Summer School 2014 programme is as follows:

Click here to enrol on the full five-day Nanotechnology Summer School 2014.


Dr Christiane Norenberg

Role: Director

Christiane is the Nanotechnology HEIF Manager at the University of Oxford's Begbroke Science Park. She received her DPhil in Materials Science...more

Professor Peter J Dobson OBE

Role: Presenter

Professor Dobson is currently the Academic Director at Begbroke Science Park. After a career as a lecturer in Physics at Imperial College and...more

Dr Elma Lahive

Role: Presenter

‎Ecotoxicologist, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Natural Environment Research Council

Dr Marianne Matzke

Role: Presenter

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Natural Environment Research Council

Dr Julie Mazzolini

Role: Presenter

Postdoctoral Researcher, Joshua Z. Rappoport Lab, School of Biosciences, University of Birmingham

Dr Claus Svendsen

Role: Presenter

Ecotoxicologist, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Natural Environment Research Council


Sample certificate PDF document.

Participants who satisfy the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Attendance. The pdf sample above is an illustration only, and the wording will reflect the course and dates attended.


Rewley House Accommodation

Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford. The comfortable, en-suite, study-bedrooms are rated 4-star, and come with free high-speed internet access and TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.


Summer School fees include electronic course materials, tuition, refreshments and a three-course lunch. The price does not include accommodation. All courses are VAT exempt.

Student discounts

We offer a discounted fee to students in higher education. The student fee rate for one day of the Nanotechnology Summer School is £150.00. A further discounted student fee rate is also available when you enrol on all five days of the Summer School together. To be sent more information about how to apply at the student discounted rate please contact us: email nano@conted.ox.ac.uk.

Five day discount

The full fee for all five days of the Summer School when taken individually is £1,475.00, however a discounted fee of £1,340.00 is available when you enrol on all five days together. A further discount is also available for students in higher education who enrol on all five days. Click here for more information about the full five-day Nanotechnology Summer School 2014.

Fee options

Programme Fee
One Day - Standard Fee: £295.00
One Day - Student Discount Fee: £150.00

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If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying please contact:

Tel: +44 (0)1865 286954 - Email: nano@conted.ox.ac.uk

Application form

Please note that we cannot accept applications from those who are under 18 years of age.

You can apply for this course in the following ways:

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PDF Application Form PDF document.

Terms and Conditions (important: please read before applying) .

Programmes including this module

This module can be studied as part of these programmes: