European basic course on aerobiology
The Basic Aerobiology Courses have been devised as a result of the growing interest in monitoring airborne particles. The increasing number of national aeroallergen networks that have been set up has enabled scientists to compare procedures and deepen fundamentals of monitoring techniques. Consequently the need for a higher quality level of analysis and for a standardization of procedures has emerged. To the purpose, an educational program to train technicians and laboratory workers has been brought forward and was started with a series of European Courses in Aerobiology.
The specifications to organize a Basic Course are summarized in this document: Specifications
The first European Course was held at Krems, Austria in 1993.
The last basic course was held in Lyon (France) from 15th to 20th of July 2019. Here is a report of this basic course.
Pictures of the 2005 Basic Course, France (click on the picture to enlarge it)
Pictures of the 2011 Basic Course, Denmark (click on the picture to enlarge it)
Pictures of the 2013 Basic Course, Ukraine (click on the picture to enlarge it)
Pictures of the 2019 Basic Course, France (click on the picture to enlarge it)
Pictures of the 2021 Basic Course, Belgium (click on the picture to enlarge it)
Advanced Aerobiology courses
International Association for Aerobiology regularly organizes Advanced Aerobiology Courses. For more information, please visit IAA website.
Here is a video from the 8th Advanced Aerobiology Course, which took place in 2015 at Siauliai University, Lithuania