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 Basic Course was held at Krems, Austria in 1993.
The last European Basic Course was held in Brussels (Belgium) from 6th to 10th of September 2021.
Next EAS Basic Courses on Aerobiology will be held in Evora (Portugal) from 4th to 8th of September, 2023 (see presentation) and Poznan (Poland) in 2025.
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)
Pictures of 2023 Basic Course, Portugal (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