June 26-28, 2019

Building toxic free Europe: Interdisciplinary study of Phthalates’ implication
BROKERAGE EVENT HORIZON 2020

Ilia State University, Georgia

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ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The brokerage cross-disciplinary workshop invites interested partners around a three-day workshop at Ilia State University (Tbilisi, Georgia).
The event will be a concluding point of a preparatory phase for establishing an Innovative Training Network within the scope of the Horizon 2020 project. 

    WHERE

Ilia State University
Kakutsa Cholokashvili Ave 3/5
Tbilisi 0162, Georgia

   WHEN

“Wednesday to  Friday”
26-28  June , 2019

PROGRAMME

11:30 – 12:00

Registration and welcome coffee

  12.00- 12.15

Introduction
Project management’s speech – Aims and structure of the event: Dr. Nino Pataraia, Director of Business Research Center, Associate Professor, School of Business, Technology and Education, Ilia State University (Georgia)

  12.15- 12.45

Session 1

  • Round table discussion on implications of phthalates

Moderator: Dr. Elene Zhuravliova, Head of Quality Assurance of School of Natural Sciences and Medicine, Associate Professor, Ilia State University (Georgia)

  12.45-13.15

Lunch Break

  13.15- 14:00

Session 2      

  • Phthalates in the Irish environment – a wastewater epidemiology approach to assessment of health impacts

Keynote speaker: Dr. Jenny Lawler, Head, Membrane and Environmental Technologies Group, School of Biotechnology (Dublin City University) and DCU Water Institute (Ireland)

  14:00- 14:40

Session 3

  • System integrated nanoscale transducers for high throughput biosensing

Keynote speaker: Dr. Vivek Pachauri, Research Group Leader, Institute of Materials in Electrical Engineering, Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen  (Germany)

  14:40-15:00

Coffee break

15.00-15.30

Session 4 (Skype)

  • The main research lines of the ISP on the biodegradation of toxic organic pollutants

Keynote speaker: Dr. Raúl Muñoz Torre, the department of Chemical Engineering and Environmental Technology at the Institute of  Sustainable Processes, Valladolid University (Spain)

  10.00- 10.40

Session 5

  • The State of Knowledge about Phthalates as Endocrine Disruptors

Keynote speaker: Dr. Natasa Milic, Full Professor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad (Serbia)

  10.40- 11:00

Session 6: Workshop

  • “How to boost career perspective of early stage researchers”. 

Moderator: Eva Hnatkova, President, Eurodoc, European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers (Czech Republic)

  11:00-11:30

Session 7

  • The laser-based nonlinear optical detection of analytes using degenerate four-wave mixing (The development of test device that can detect phthalates in different samples at low concentrations).

Keynote speaker: Dr. Giorgi Veshapidze, Associate Professor, School of Business, Technology and Education, Ilia State University, San Diego State University (Georgia)

  11.30-11.45

Coffee break

 11:45-12:15

Session 8

  • Phthalates in the NICU: what do we know?

Keynote speaker: Dr. Myriam Bickle Graz, a developmental pediatrician affiliated to a large tertiary care neonatal center (Switzerland)

  12:15-13:00

Session 9

  • Brainstorming ideas for the ITN Project and discussing partners’ contributions

Moderator: Dr. Nino Tandilashvili,  Associate Professor, School of Business, Technology and Education, Ilia State University (Georgia)

  13.00- 14.00

Lunch Break

  14:00-14:30

Sum up of the day

  10.00- 11.30

Session 10

Summing up the main topics of previous day discussions:

  • Main discoveries on research on Phthalates and existing challenges;
  • Future steps to be taken for solving existing issues;

Chair:  Dr. Nino Tandilashvili,  Associate Professor, School of Business, Technology and Education, Ilia State University (Georgia)

11.30- 13.30

Session 11

  • Refining project ideas for MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE INNOVATIVE TRAINING NETWORKS-H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020;
  • Devising the action plan for drafting the proposal;

Chair:  Dr. Nino Pataraia, Director of Business Research Center, Associate Professor, School of Business, Technology and Education, Ilia State University (Georgia)

13.30-14.30

Lunch Break

14.00- 15.30

Session

Tbilisi Sightseeing

PARTICIPANT COUNTRIES

Ireland

Spain

Serbia

England

France

Georgia

Germany

Switzerland

Czechia


participants

10
speakers

9
countries

Location
Tbilisi, Georgia

Direct flights to Tbilisi are operated from most of European capitals and other cities around the world. From many other places in the world, transit flights are offered by International airlines.
Tbilisi Airport offers shuttle services and taxis 24/7.

If you have any questions about registration, travel and accommodation,
please contact the organisation committee at horizon2020@iliauni.edu.ge

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PARTNERS

The Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SRNSFG) (http://www.rustaveli.org.ge/en/) is a Legal Entity of Public Law under the aegis of the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia, which supports the development of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system in Georgia. The vision and strategy of the foundation is in line with Georgia’s socio-economic development strategy – «Georgia 2020», the four point governmental reform plan and the EU-Georgia Association Agreement requirements regarding the STI system development.

The foundation implements grant calls, targeted programmes and projects, and is involved in international scientific networks and joint projects. SRNSFG administers more than 20 programmes, out of which 15 national, about 10 international bilateral programmes and 2 multilateral projects (Black Sea Horizon, EaP PLUS) funded by the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation “Horizon 2020”.

The Foundation has the International Policy Board (IPB), which consists of leading Georgian and foreign scientists and the representatives of the Government of Georgia. IPB board determines the vision and policy of the foundation and ensures quality control of the foundation activities. Additionally, the board establishes the strategic priorities of the foundation and monitors implementation of the action plan.

SRNSFG funds all the scientific fields in accordance with EUROSTAT and OECD classification.

Goals and Priorities of the Foundation: 

  • Supporting the high quality scientific research in Georgia
  • Promoting Georgian scientists’ competitiveness and development of young scientists’ potential
  • Enhanced international cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) system
  • Promoting diversification of the STI funding system