PhD studentship in aerobiology

The University of Worcester offers a number of research studentships each year. These are usually three-year, full-time doctoral research studentships. On project is on fungal spores while the second is on grass. Both projects involves traditional aerobiological methods using Burkard traps but also genomic approaches and drone technology.

The titles are:
- "Aerobiology: Detecting spatial and vertical concentrations of fungal spores in the atmosphere using bioinformatics and drone technology"
- " Aerobiology: Phenology of grass flowering at the species level"

The projects are announced here:

Ragweed management and the potential benefit and risk of Ophraella communa in Northern Italy: Researchers meet their Stakeholder

Please find below the program of the conference which will be held October 28th, Friday (8h30-13h00) at the Congress Centre "Padri Oblati", Room "Mantovani Furioli", Rho (MI) - Europa 228

Download the program

In case of technical problem to register yourself by using the dedicated website, it's possible to fulfill this form and send it to the following e-mail address: before October 21st.

General Assembly

During SMARTER meetings in Vianden was held the IRS General Assembly.


6th European Symposium on Aerobiology

During 5 days (between 18th and 22nd of July 2016) was held the 6th European Symposium on Aerobiology in Lyon (France). One afternoon was dedicated to ragweed during a IRS-COST SMARTER joint session.
1 lecture, 10 oral presentations and 7 posters were scheduled:

Bruno Chauvel:

Has allergy to pollen not increased the spread of common ragweed?

Estimating the economic effects of Ophraella communa on common ragweed pollen risks in South-Eastern France.
Matt Smith:

Analysis of airborne Ambrosia pollen in Europe within the framework of Cost SMARTER.

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