Theme 3 workshop – Human Health, Behaviour and Wellbeing

Human Health, Behaviour and Wellbeing

25 February 2021, 15:00-17:00 (GMT)

BioAirNet is organising the first thematic workshop on the potential impacts of Biological Particulate Matter (BioPM) on human health, behaviour and wellbeing. The event will be primarily focused on exploring the knowledge gaps along with barriers and opportunities for identifying the associations and underlying biological mechanisms between BioPM exposures and health outcomes in different indoor-outdoor scenarios.

During the interactive online session you will hear from lead researchers exploring the associations between BioPM and respiratory and neurological disorders, and the approaches that can be used to understand the biological mechanisms underlying these associations.

We are keen to involve participants from diverse background and interest advancing our understanding of the factors that shape and support healthy natural and built environments with a key focus on BioPM.

Workshop agenda (All times in GMT)

15:00Introduction to BioAirNet Theme 3 and workshop objectivesSimon Jackson (University of Plymouth)
15:10Sources of PM10 in France: apportionment of the primary biogenic fraction, its oxidative potential, and the links with emission processes approached by metabarcodingJean Luc Jaffrezo (University of Grenoble)
15:25Challenges and opportunities for bringing together exposure and health data to identify potential health impacts of bioaerosolsAnna Hansell
(University of Leicester)
15:40Bioaerosols and mental disordersAndrey Rzhetsky
(University of Chicago)
16:00   Interactive discussion sessions with participants in order to identify and provide recommendation for priority research areas around this themeSimon Jackson (University of Plymouth) Kam Bhui (University of Oxford) Emma Marczylo  (Public Health England)
16:45Wrap up and future directionEmma Marczylo (Public Health England)
17:00End of the workshop