The 1st International Scientific Conference on Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Agents

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CBRN Research & Innovation 2015 will be held 16-18 March 2015 in Antibes, France.

This 1st International Scientific Conference will give a unique opportunity for industry and users to meet researchers and establish or strengthen collaborative relationships. The primary goal of the event is to better enable adapted solutions to the users.

Highlighted topics include:

  • Detection Technologies
  • Remediation of Environmental Contamination
  • Nanotechnologies, Microfluidic, MEMS
  • Biomarkers
  • Decontamination
  • Protection
  • Combined CBRNe & Fire Protection
  • Emergency Therapeutics

The event is co-organized by CEA, DGA, IRBA, SDIS06 and University of Nice.


MARCH 16, 2015
MARCH 18, 2015


University of Nice


Antibes Juan-les-Pins Conference Center
60 chemin des Sables 06160 France
Antibes, 06160 France 
+33 (0)4 22 10 60 01



Having attended the conference I can say it was a great networking opportunity for me, as a researcher studying environmental pollution. I was especially interested in some of the services addressing cleanup of research and health related waste. In my field, it's the biomedical waste disposal services that do the heavy lifting. Since I last looked into this the field has grown incredibly and thankfully these services are both proliferating and regulated. After the conference concluded I flew to a luxurious condo rental on Maui where I met my husband. We were celebrating our twentieth wedding anniversary at the very resort on the island's western coast where we were married. I needed a few days to recover from the different time zones and then we were off to enjoy the gorgeous beaches, hike s trail or two on the dormant 10,000+ high crater of Mt. Haleakala, snorkel among Maui's green sea turtles, take a kayak tour , play a little golf, and of course enjoy a luau. We celebrated our anniversary at Mama's Fish House, which is truly an experience in a class of its own. In fact we ate there several times. I just can't get enough of their seafood-driven Hawaiian menu, Polynesian decor, flower arrangements, & epic ocean views. When we returned to New York City, I shared the abundant information from the conference with my colleagues.


1st International Scientific Conference

CBRN (Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear)

Research & Innovation

March 16-19, 2015

Antibes - Juan-les-Pins, France

Recent history has demonstrated that both military and civilian populations could be exposed to highly hazardous Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear - CBRN – agents following conflicts, natural catastrophes, industrial incidents or terrorist acts. Consequently, CBRN risks are now highly considered by actors directly involved in the population security and care: Police, Health (Hospitals), Fire and Rescue Services (First responders), or by operators who can also be impacted: transportation, environment, water and food industries, postal services, etc.

Worldwide, research and industrial capacities have been engaged to provide adapted answers to these new challenges. Besides existing CBRN conferences which give the opportunity for industrials to present their newly developed equipment, we felt that a specific communication space should be dedicated to Research and Innovation.

This conference will give a unique opportunity for industrials and users to meet researchers and establish or strengthen collaborative relationships. The main outcome of this is to provide adapted solutions to the users. For each topic, an introduction presentation will review available materials, procedures and current needs. The oral and poster presentations will mainly focus on academic research & innovation.


Preliminary Programs are available!

The main topics of the 1st International CBRN Research and Innovation Conference which will be held at Juan-les-Pins - France (March 16-18, 2015) will be :

- Environnemental depollution:
Pollution detection, Characterization in complex media, Contaminated soils and water, Depollution with Microorganisms, Plants, Sequestration, Remediation, Bioepuration,...

- Detection:
Micro-Nanotechnologies, Nanotubes nanothreads, Microfluidic, NEMS, MEMS, High-throughput sequencing, Mass Spectrometry, Phylopeptidomic, Single-molecule analysis, Physical measures (THz, Raman, SAW, SPR, IR) , Dual technologies, B&C Convergence, Multiplexage, Real Time syndromic monitoring, Biometrology antibodies, Strips, Nucleic acids, Isothermal PCR, Fast methods, Traces, Diagnosis, Biomarkers,...

- Human (external) decontamination:
Skin-wounds-eyes-hair (external) decontamination, Models & efficacy testing (in vitro, in vivo), Adsorbents, Absorbents, Formulations, Active and polyvalent ingredients with neutralizing properties, Individual decontamination, Mass decontamination, Disinfection, Mobile decontamination units, Pre-hospital decontamination,...

- Surface decontamination
Models, Efficacy and selectivity testing, Decontamination process, Bioremediation, Supercritical CO2, Fonctionnalised Gels (Contamination Indicators,...), Foams, LIP, Process Integration, Intensification, Coupling LIP/Supercritical CO2, Effluents gestion (reduction, neutralisation,...),...

- Protection:
Human (Skin, wound, hair & respiratory routes, topical protection), Personal protective equipment (suits, gloves, gasmasks,...), Smart surfaces and textiles, Functionalized surfaces and textiles, self-decontaminating surfaces and textiles, Integrated sensors, Combined CBRNe & fire protection, Filters (ecosafe, saturation detectors, …), Performance testing, Ergonomics, physiological and perceptual constraints,...

- Emergency Therapeutics & large spectrum prophylaxis
In silico, in vitro and in vivo models, Efficacy testing Emergency treaments against CWA (antidotes, cholinesterases reactivators, OP hydrolases, bioscavengers), Antibodies, Chelators, Cyclodextrins, Nucleic acids, Decorporating agents against iode, Cesium, Strontium, Actinides, Lanthanides, Ligands synthesis, Efficacy and Selectivity Testing, Toxicology, Drug Combinations, Drug Repositioning and Re-formulation, Large spectrum post-exposure vaccines, Broad-spectrum therapies, Resistance, Phagotherapy, High Throughput Screening, Polychemotherapy, Antivirals, Novel antibiotics, Chelating Agents, Bio-scavengers, Post-exposure therapy, Vaccines, Adjuvants, Recombinant Vaccines, Inactivated Vaccines, Live Vaccines Vectors, Administration Routes, Nasal Sprays, Nanoencapsulation, Mediators of innate immunity, Immunomodulating therapies,...

For each topic, an  introduction presentation will review available materials, procedures and current needs. The oral and poster presentations will mainly focus on academic research & innovation.