Dr. Lya Soeteman-Hernández
Senior Scientific Advisor at RIVM – Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Speaker at pre-event Nano4Security and iMNC2020 Nano4Security
Organization: RIVM – Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment
Lya Soeteman-Hernández is a senior scientific advisor, experienced in the development of system approaches and translating them into operational tools. She is one of the main developers of the Safe Innovation Approach which contains the concept of Safe-by-Design, Regulatory Preparedness and Trusted Environment. These concepts originate from the awareness that new technologies like nanotechnology have uncovered the limits of present regulatory systems and the demand for more agile governance. Lya is a Leading Expert at the OECD Working Party on Manufactured Nanomaterials Safe Innovation Approach Ad Hoc Group, where she assesses how the international community apply innovative ideas/approaches in the context of regulatory frameworks. The focus of the keynote will be on how to address safety early in the innovation process for safe-by-design applicability.
Key note presentation title: Safe-by-design: A strategy for meeting European policy ambitions
Soeteman-Hernandez, L.G., Blab, G.A., Carattino, A., Dekker, F., Dekkers, S., van der Linde, M., van Silhout, A., and Noorlander, C.W. (2020) Challenges of implementing nano-specific safety and safe-by-design principles in academia. NanoImpact https://doi.org/10.1016/j.impact.2020.100243.
Dekkers, S., Wijnhoven, S., Braakhuis, H., Soeteman-Hernandez, L.G., Sips, A.J.A.M., Taverano, I., Kraegeloh, A., and Noorlander, C.W. (2020) Safe-by-Design part I: Proposal for nanospecific human health safety aspects needed along the innovation process. NanoImpact https://doi.org/10.1016/j.impact.2020.100227 ).
Schmutz, M., Borges, O., Jesus, S., Borchard, G., Perale, G., Zinn, M., Sips, A.J.A.M., Soeteman-Hernandez, L.G., Wick, P., and Som, C. (2020) A methodological Safe-by-Design approach for the development of nanomedicines. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology (https://doi.org/10.3389/fbioe.2020.00258).
Soeteman-Hernandez, L.G., Apostolova, M.A., Bekker, C., Braakhuis, H.M., Dekkers, S., Grafström, R.C., Handzhiyski, Y., Herbeck-Engel, P., Hoehener, K., Jeliazkova, N.., Karagkiozaki, V., Kelly, S., Kraegeloh, A., Logothetidis, S., Micheletti, C., Nymark, P., Oosterwijk, T., Sanchez Jiménez, A., Sips, A.J., Sluijters, T., Suarez- Merino, B., Tavernaro, I., van Engelen, J., Wijnhoven, S.W.P., and Noorlander, C.W. (2019) Safe Innovation Approach: Towards an agile system for dealing with innovations. Materials Today Communications (accepted and considered a ‘high impact content’ with notification in Material Today News; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2019.100548 ) https://www.materialstoday.com/nanomaterials/news/minimizing-the-gap-between-nanoinnovation-and-risk/
Safe-by-design website from the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management: https://www.safe-by-design-nl.nl/default.aspx
Safe Innovation Approach video