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Graphene Flagship Division II Symposium

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Accademia dei Lincei, Rome, Italy
26-28 April 2023
  • Accademia dei Lincei, Rome, Italy
  • 26-28 April 2023

Graphene & 2D Materials in Health & Environment, Medicine & Sensing

This invitation only Symposium aims to celebrate the achievements and completion of the Graphene Flagship Division II (Health, Medicine, Sensors) project that will take place back in Rome, Italy where we all embarked on this journey. It will feature Keynote speakers from outside the Graphene Flagship, oral and poster presentations from all the Division partners and a celebratory Gala Dinner on the evening of 28 April.

Division II Work Packages

12:00 12:00 - 13:00


13:00 13:00 - 13:15

Welcome Talk

10 years of Graphene Flagship

Maurizio Prato


13:15 13:15 - 14:00

Keynote Presentation I

Chair: Kostas Kostarelos

From graphene powders to graphene-containing medical devices: a biocompatibility and hemocompatibility journey

Ines Goncalves

i3S - Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde/ INEB - Instituto Engenharia Biomédica

Porto, Portugal

14:00 14:00 - 15:30

Oral Presentations: Session One

Chair: Kostas Kostarelos

  • Cyrill Bussy 

    WP4 (UNIMAN): The in vivo journey and impact of 2D materials
  • Raivo Jaaniso

    WP6 (UTARTU): Graphene-based materials for E2-nose

  • Cecilia Wetzl

    WP5 (CIC Biomagune): The importance of chemical modification in graphene-based biosensor development

15:30 15:30 - 16:00


16:00 16:00 - 17:00

Poster Presentation Flash Talks

Chair: Julie Zhang

Alodia Lacueva Aparicio

Development and validation of an organ-a-chip model for graphene toxicity assays

Antoine Sallustrau

In vivo biodistribution of Graphene-based Nanomaterials using carbon-14

Daman Rathore

Imaging through graphene microtransistors: an investigation of paroxysmal disorders in awake mice.

Enrique Fernández Serra

Graphene microtransistors for multimodal electrophysiology recording

Govind Gupta

Exploring subchronic exposure and effects of 2D-hexagonal boron nitride in healthy versus asthmatic human lung 3D cell model

Hazel Lin

Impact of Industrially-made MoS2 on Human Basophils.

Kate Hills

Inductively powered graphene microtransistors for wireless recording in freely moving animals.

Martin Lind

Semi-Quantitative Classification of Reducing Gases with Graphene-Based Multipixel Gas Sensor

Paniz Vafaei

Graphene/TiO₂ nanostructures integrated with micro-light-plates for NO₂ detection.

Samuel Flaherty

Graphene micro-transistor arrays: A new tool for investigating the impact of spreading depolarisations in the post-stroke brain

Sergi Brosel Oliu

Graphene solution gated field-effect transistors (gSGFETs) for biosensing applications

17:00 17:00 - 18:00

Poster Session

09:00 09:00 - 10:30

Oral Presentations: Session Two

Chair: Alberto Bianco

  • Bengt Fadeel

    WP4 (KI): Exploring the interactions between graphene & other 2D materials and the immune system

  • Julie Zhang

    WP5 (Sorbonne): Graphene electrodes for vision

  • Kangho Lee

    WP6 (UniBwM) 2D materials for sensor applications

10:30 10:30 - 11:00


11:00 11:00 - 12:00

Keynote Presentation II

Chair: Alberto Bianco

Graphene-based materials: the key to shorten the path toward spinal cord regeneration?

Paula Marques

University of Aveiro, Portugal

12:00 12:00 - 13:00


13:00 13:00 - 15:00

Oral Presentations: Session Three

Chair: Laura Ballerini

  • Peter Wick

    WP4 (EMPA): What do cells and tissues inform us about the safe use of graphene and graphene related materials?

  • Eduard Masvidal

    WP5 (ICN2): Graphene-FET devices for neurophysiology: the flagship developments
  • Sandra Vranic

    WP4 (UNIMAN): Dynamic interactions, intracellular fate and cellular responses to Graphene Oxide: From two-dimensional in vitro models to human lung organoids
  • Blaise Yvert

    WP5 (INSERM): Characterization of graphene neural probes: from in vitro to preclinical stages

15:00 15:00 - 15:30


15:30 15:30 - 17:00

Poster Presentation Flash Talks

Chair: Eduard Masvidal

Marie Lion

Cortical dynamics underlying vocal production: a comparison between humans and minipigs

Mario Durán-Prado

Graphene related materials affect the metabolism and function of human skin cells.

Marta Delga Fernandez

Towards a universal biosensing platform based on graphene/pyrene surfaces for neurotransmitters.

Michela Carlin

Safety assessment of graphene-related materials at the skin level

Anne Quesnel-Hellmann

Serotonin nanopipettes validation ex-vivo

Samuel Flaherty (on behalf of Ahmed Eladly)

Mechanically-flexible, graphene-based, microelectrodes for simultaneous recording and electrical stimulation of deep brain microstructures

Sebastian Klenk

Biosignal detection using 2D carbon based skin electrodes

Simona Francia

Hybrid graphene-based organic devices for visual restoration

Sonia Garcia Carpintero

Setting up the micronucleus assay for reliable estimation of genotoxicity of graphene and other 2D materials

Lieselot Deleye

Interaction of graphene oxide and few-layered graphene with sensory neurons of the dorsal root ganglia

Valentina Castagnola

Interactions of graphene-based materials with the blood-brain barrier

Viviana Jehová González Velázquez

Easy and Versatile Synthesis of Bulk Quantities of Highly Enriched 13C-Graphene Materials for Biological and Safety Applications.

Nathalia Cancino Fuentes

Quantification of endogenous and exogenous electric fields using graphene microtransistors (gSGFETs) for recording infra-slow brain activity.

Giada Caorsi

Applicability of the OECD Test Guideline 201 to Graphene-related materials (GRMs)

Glòria Garcia Ortega

Complexation of Neuropeptide Y onto s-GO as drug nanocarrier for central nervous system application

Jasreen Kaur

Toxicological evaluation of 2D material-enabled composites using human cell lines: first harvest of results

17:00 17:00 - 18:00

Poster Session

09:00 09:00 - 10:30

Oral Presentations: Session Four

Chair: Bengt Fadeel

  • Elisabetta Colombo & Fabio Benfenati

    WP5 (IIT): Hybrid graphene-based organic devices for visual restoration
  • Ester Vázquez

    WP4 (UCLM): Sustainable production of 2D materials for biological applications
  • Elisabet Prats

    WP5 (CIBER) Graphene functionalization in field effect transistors: Towards biosensing in neural interfaces

10:30 10:30 - 11:00


11:00 11:00 - 12:30

Oral Presentations: Session Five

Chair: Elisabetta Colombo

  • Marco Pelin

    WP4 (UniTs): Hazard characterization of graphene-related materials after cutaneous exposure
  • Taygun Duvan

    WP5 (ICN2): From Graphene Oxide to Neurons: The evolution of porous microelectrode arrays for building enhanced neural interfaces
  • Emmanuel Flahaut

    WP4 (CIRIMAT): Environmental impact of GO and its reduced forms on the aquatic compartment: a safer-by-design approach

12:30 12:30 - 13:30


13:30 13:30 - 14:30

Keynote Presentation III

Chair: Serge Picaud

Graphene-based electrodes for interfacing the peripheral nerve

Xavier Navarro

Institut de Neurociències

Facultat de Medicina

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Barcelona, Spain

14:30 14:30 - 15:30

Oral Presentations: Session Six

Chair: Serge Picaud

  • Rob Wykes

    WP5 (UCL): Application of Graphene micro-transistor arrays to investigate the impact of 'brain tsunamis' to paroxysmal neurological disorders
  • Laura Ballerini

    WP4 (SISSA): GBM properties and their effects in neurobiology: from safety assessment to biomedical opportunities

15:30 15:30 - 16:00


16:00 16:00 - 17:00

Oral Presentations: Session Seven

Chair: Maurizio Prato

  • Maria Ruiz

    WP5 (IBN) Path to clinical translation of Graphene micro-electrocorticography array for brain mapping in neuro-oncology
  • Fabio Candotto

    WP4 (UniTs): Environmental impact and fate of GRMs: an overview from the WP4 work on plants and fungi

17:00 17:00 - 17:15

Special Themed Collection on Graphene and 2D Materials in Healthcare to be published across Nanoscale Horizons, Nanoscale and Nanoscale Advances

Natalie Cotterell

Development Editor, Royal Society of Chemistry

17:15 17:15 - 17:30


Kostas Kostarelos


Gala Dinner

La Tavernetta 29 da Tony e Andrea

Via della Pelliccia, 29a, 00153 Roma

Dinner starts at 19:30.