Micro and nanoplastics imaging – from classic to innovative methods


11. Jun 2024


SDU Odense Campus, lokale U301

Closed for registration

Micro- and nanoplastics are fragments smaller than 1 millimeter and have become a major global environmental challenge in recent years. To improve analysis methods, you are invited to this workshop organized by PlastTrack.

Mirco- and nanoplastics are a global environmental challenge. Scientific studies have highlighted fragments in all parts of the world and even in environments that were considered pristine. Sampling and analyzing micro and nanoplastics from abiotic and biotic environments has become more challenging and there is greater motivation to develop new technological solutions and methods.

In this workshop, the partners of the Interreg project PlastTrack will present current and potential microscopic and analytical methods used in plastic analysis, their advantages and limitations and their combination with new approaches to solve the problems. Furthermore, challenges and needs in risk assessment of plastic products will be discussed.



10.00 – Welcome

10.30 – Presentation with prof. Richard Thompson, Plymouth University (online)

11:00 – Presentation by Denise Mitrano – Beyond Microscopy: alternative approaches for single particle analysis of nano- and microplastics

11:30 – Presentation by Gary Hardiman – A systems biology approach to elucidating the toxicological effects

12.00 – Lunch

12.45 – Presentation by Marco Mattonai – Analytical pyrolysis: The other face of mircoplastic analysis

13.15 – Presentation by Jingjing Wang, Dublin College University

13.45 – Presentation by Fan Liu – Microplastics – methods and beyond

14.15 – Coffee break

14.30 – Presentation by Himanshu Khandelia – Simultations models of Nanoplastics

15.00 – Presentation by Stefan Dittmar, GEOMAR

15.30 – Discussion and closing

16.00 – Thank you for today


The workshop is organized by the Interreg Deutschland-Danmark project PlastTrack with funding from the European Union.


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