Led by: Frederic Coulon – Cranfield University
The BioAirNet Network brings together academic, business and other community-based stakeholders to understand the role particulate matter of biological origins (BioPM) or bioaerosols plays in adverse health outcomes and the precise impact of exposures within the indoor or outdoor continuum.
The objective is to act as the leading voice for the UK BioPM science community by taking a transdisciplinary approach to understand the complexity and connectivity among people, BioPM exposure and the indoor-outdoor continuum.
To achieve this the Network intends to:
- coordinate, widen and inform community interactions across academic, business and other community-based stakeholders by signing up 200 active members over the three years and more beyond;
- promote discovery science that underpins pressing scientific questions on the indoor/outdoor air bioexposome and impacts on health, and provide a unique opportunity for in-depth cross fertilisation of knowledge and cross-disciplinary collaboration;
- attract and stimulate the next generation of academic leaders by providing leadership opportunities within the network and helping early career researchers (ECR) to engage with community stakeholders;
- develop effective engagement pathways with all stakeholder groups through collaborative research projects and knowledge exchange activities;
- translate the knowledge of the network beyond the UK to countries with key expertise in relevant areas and to DAC target regions where the UK is making substantial investment in finding solutions to intractable environmental problems.
For more information about the Network, please visit the BioAirNet website or watch the introductory video below: