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21 Jun 2020 - 26 Jun 2020

Convergence of Nanotechnology with Food and Agriculture – CANCELLED

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The GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled in June 2022.

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Nanoscale Science and Engineering for Agriculture and Food Systems – Gordon Research Conference

Nano-enabled systems offer new potential technologies toward improving the safety, quality, and sustainability of our agriculture and food systems. In 2020, this 3rd GRC on Nanotechnology for Agriculture and Food Systems will focus on the convergence of nanotechnology with food and agriculture. A community of scientists from around the globe, representing academia, industry, government, and NGOs will assemble to present and discuss cutting edge, unpublished research with other experts in the field. In appreciation of the multi-disciplinary nature of this growing field, the program includes a comprehensive vision of critical and emerging research areas. This conference will encompass nanotechnology research advances across the field of agricultural science, inclusive of food science, plants / soil, animal science, human health and disease, and address safe deployment of nanotechnology in these areas with a view to public perception and policy.

Contact: Melanie Kah, co-vice chair of the conference
University of Auckland, New Zealand
[email protected]


IUPAC participation relates to project titled Guidance for Industry and Regulators on Assessment of the Environmental Fate and Risks of Nano-enabled Pesticides (project 2016-016-2-600) and for which the task group plans to hold a workshop to harness the unique group of expertise that is brought together by the GRC.