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HARMLESS @40th AAAR Conference

This year, the 40th Edition of the American Association for Aerosol Research Annual Conference took place on October 3-7, 2022 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina (USA). It provided an outstanding opportunity to share the latest aerosol science and technology research. The whole week covered a very exciting program with Plenary Lectures, Special Symposia, Poster Sessions, Oral Platform Sessions, Tutorials, and Special Events. Furthermore, the Exhibit Hall provided a fantastic opportunity to engage with and learn from leading Companies offering instrumentation and services in aerosol science and technology.

The 4 Special Symposia were designed to bridge multiple areas and promote cross-disciplinary interaction on the following topics:

  1. Biomass Combustion: outdoor/indoor transport and indoor air quality
  2. Aerosol Physical Chemistry and Microphysics
  3. Aerosol Science of Infectious Diseases: What we’ve learned and still need to know about transmission, prevention, and the one health concept
  4. Aerosol sources and constituents of emerging importance and their impacts across spatial scales

Additionally, health effects related to aerosol emissions (mostly combustion derived) were also a special focus of the conference.

The conference joint 1000 interested participants, mainly from academia and industry.

Tobias Stöger (from HMGU) represented HARMLESS work in the conference, in an oral presentation, on Friday 7th October in the Session 12 “Carbonaceous Aerosols”, on reactivation of latent herpes viruses by (nano)particle inhalation, with the title “Particle Inhalation Triggered Reactivation of Latent Virus Infections – A New Link Between Air Pollution and the Development of Chronic Lung Disease?”, what relates to HARMLESS WP2 on testing specific cellular responses related to relevant Key Events inflammation and injury. The abstract can be consulted here.

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