A one-day meeting sponsored by the Aerosol Society, the
Physics Group of the Institute of Physics, and the British
Federation will be held at the
Institute of Physics, 76
Portland Place, W1B 1NT, London
Wednesday June 19, 2002.
transport of living organisms through the atmosphere can be a major
the health of humans, animals and plants as well as being a means
disseminating life. Examples include the recent foot and mouth epidemic,
transmission of viruses, allergenic pollen, plant pathogens and
spores. It has also been suggested as a means of introducing life to
planet from outer space. The meeting will address questions on
scientific knowledge of diverse areas of the subject, including
dispersal, detection and viability of bioaerosols as well as the
application to foot and mouth disease.
Tea and coffee
10:30 Introduction Dr. Charles Clement (consultant)
Assessment of Bioaerosols Dr. David Griffiths (AEA Technology)
Dispersal and Detection of Airborne Fungal Spores Dr. Alastair
11:55 Infectivity by Inhalation Route Dr. Steve Eley
1:30 The Airborne Spread of Foot and Mouth Disease:
Sources and Doses Prof.
Soren Alexandersen (IAH Pirbright)
Airborne Spread of Foot and Mouth Disease: Transport Dr. John
3:20 Plant Allergens on Pollen and
Particles Prof. Jean Emberlin (University College Worcester)
Extraterrestrial Organic Aerosols Dr. Matthew Genge (Natural
The meeting is open to members of the
sponsoring organisations and others,
but requires registration in advance.
Please send your name, address,
affiliation and a registration fee of #20
(#10 for students), which includes
the refreshments, as a cheque to The
Aerosol Society to:
The Aerosol Society
P O Box 34, Portishead, Bristol
Tel: +44 (0) 1275 849019 Fax: +44 (0) 1275
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.aerosol-soc.org.uk
Organisers: Dr Alastair McCartney (email@example.com) and Dr
Charles Clement (Charles.F.Clement@btinternet.com).