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World Aerobiology 2024. 8th ESA, 12th ICA and 5th IRC (updated 02/07/2023)

EAS and IAA decided to exceptionnally combine the ICA, originally planned in Worcester in 2022, with the ESA scheduled in 2024 in Vilnius. IRS will also join to organize during this time the 5th IRC.

The new official name of this event is:

World Aerobiology 2024:
The 8th European Symposium on Aerobiology, the 12th International Congress on Aerobiology and the 5th International Ragweed Conference.

You can already check the dates on your calendar:

1-5 July 2024, Vilnius, Lithuania

First available information concerns the participation fee to attend this event (see below): it includes attendance to the scientific sessions with up to 4 communications (oral/poster), coffee breaks, welcome ceremony, symposium dinner, information assistance.

More information will come soon!

©Go Vilnius. Gabriel Khiterer

Survey on autorship (published 12/06/2022)

With the support of a grant from the US National Science Foundation, and in coordination with Sigma Xi, Denna Plemmons (from the university of California), with the scientific research honor society, is conducting a study that will provide more of an empirical basis for understanding challenges in authorship determinations in international collaborative relationships. The goal of the project is to address and decrease confusion, misunderstanding and disagreements about authorship in order to promote, encourage and facilitate international collaboration. Specifically, the accompanying survey is designed to elicit, from those who can bring an international perspective to the discussion, a sense of the issues that arise when authorship reflects a multi-disciplinary, multi-national perspective.

You will find the link to participate to the survey below:

IRS abstract volume Ecocycles (published 10/28/2022)

The abstract volume of the IRS conference held in Budapest in September, together with the introductory article, was published in Ecocycles in a special issue of the journal.

The Special Issue can be read here:

 View Vol. 8 No. 3 (2022)

Job offer: Researcher in Botany with a focus on Aerobiology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden (published 10/26/2022)

Aerobiology studies organic particles, such as pollen and pollen-derived particles, fungal spores, bacteria, and viruses, that are passively transported in the air. It is a multidisciplinary field, and aerobiological observations are used in many disciplines, such as ecology, phenology, plant pathology, forensics and not least in medicine, notably allergology.

Airborne organic particles can have an adverse impact on health when they are inhaled and deposited in eyes, in nasal and bronchial airways, or in contact with skin. Allergens in airborne pollen or fungal spores cause allergic rhinitis in more than 20% of the Swedish population, and they also often cause asthma. To help allergy sufferers take control over their disease and to support allergy care, pollen reports and forecasts are produced on a daily basis during the vegetation period. Airborne pollen concentrations vary from day to day and from year to year. They differ between regions, according to land use, plant abundance and climate to a degree that affect individual exposure. Pollen forecasting conjugates aerobiology, meteorology, models of emission, phenology and atmospheric transport, and informatics. Many approaches and models are currently available and are still under development.

At present, the Hirst-type volumetric spore trap is the most widely used sampler for airborne pollen and spores, and it is recommended by the European Aeroallergen Network and European Aeroallergen Society. However, new atmospheric sampling technologies using machine-learning and DNA-barcoding are developed rapidly, to supplement the traditional monitoring and to make a denser network of monitoring sites possible.

Knowledge of allergenic plants and pollen, their production, varying concentration, properties, and phenology is used in clinical studies concerning allergic symptoms and the effects of medication.

More details

Applications must be received by: November 10th, 2022.

Job offer: Scientific collaborator for the coordination of the EUMETNET AutoPollen programme, 80%-100% (published 10/10/2022)

The Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss is looking for a new scientific collaborator for the coordination of the EUMETNET AutoPollen programme, 80%-100%, as of 1 January 2023 or by agreement:

Scientific collaborator for the coordination of the EUMETNET AutoPollen programme, 80%-100%.

Here is the post description and applications need to be submitted through the official website that can be found here:

EAS grants allocation (published 10/04/2022)

EAS grant for attending IRS 2022 in Budapest was allocated to Valentina Ceriotti (Italy)

EAS grant to participate to Basic Aerobiology Course in Evora has been allocated to NiKola Djubina (Latvia)

Post-doc position in pollen modelling (published 09/22/2022)

ZAUM-Zentrum Allergie & Umwelt in Munich, Bavaria offers a job opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow within the project ePIN-opt (electronic Pollen Information Network Optimisation) focused on the adaptation and running of the existing pollen flight prediction model SILAM for Bavaria.

Please find here the full job description:

Post-doc position

Applications close 30th October 2022.

EAS grant for the Basic Aerobiology Course, Evora (Portugal), October 2022 (published 09/22/2022)

EAS offers one grant to a young researcher (BSc, MSc or PhD student) covering the registration fee or travel and hotel expenses (up to 450 €) of the BA 2022 in Évora (Portugal).

Fill in this form and send it by 26th September 2022, together with the complementary documents, to the EAS General Secretary Thanos Damialis (, using the email Subject: EAS BA 2022 Grant Application_last name (i.e. EAS BA 2022 Grant Application_Damialis).

Prerequisites/Documents to be attached to the application form:
1. Motivation letter (not exceeding one page)
2. Short CV (not exceeding one page)
3. Support letter of the Home University
4. Confirmation that the student is an EAS member (prerequisite to apply for
the grant): for non-members of EAS, please first register as members

Other information of interest:
– A selection committee, consisting of EAS committee members, will make the
selection of the candidates.
The grant holder will be announced by the 30th September 2022.

You can download the form here

9th International Conference on Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean Genoa (Italy), 22-24 May 2023 (published 07/27/2022)

The 9th Edition of the International Conference on Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean (MetMed) will take place in Genoa (Italy) on May 22-24, 2023.

It will be jointly organized by the University of Genoa, the Italian Association of Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology (AISAM), the Catalan Association of Meteorology (ACAM), with the support of Tethys, the Journal of Mediterranean Meteorology & Climatology, and the University of the Balearic Islands.

The Conference aims to show, discuss and disseminate the recent scientific progresses and contributions of the international scientific community on different aspects of the meteorology and the climatology of the Mediterranean region and foster communication and collaborations between different research groups, professionals from weather/climate services and stakeholders.

The abstract submission will be open in September 2022.

Oral and poster contributions are welcome in one of the following Sessions:
– Climatology
– Processes and mechanisms
– Remote and in-situ measurements
– Numerical modelling
– Interdisciplinary studies
– Statistical and AI-based methods

More information will be available on the web site:

Basic Aerobiology Course Aerobiological observations: Molecular, immunological and cellular methods – October 2022, Evora Portugal (published 07/12/2022)
(Training school on molecular methods for the detection of airborne allergen and pathogens)

The EAS Basic Aerobiology course series is aimed at understanding aerobiological processes and providing a solid background for the interpretation of aerobiological observations. The courses deal with fundamental or applied aerobiological topics.
This course is organised, in a hybrid format, by the University of Évora and the University of Málaga as part of the ADOPT COST Action (CA18226 – New approaches in detection of pathogens and aeroallergens) and under the aegis of the European Aerobiology Society (EAS).

Course themes:
Molecular, immunological and cellular methods are fundamental for the analysis of air quality and the human exposome. Using the real samples obtained from the different locations, small groups of participants will focus on extraction procedures, DNA or RNA analysis, allergen quantification and action at the cellular level and will present their work as part of an oral exam at the end of the course.

Évora is easily attainable by air, rail, and bus. The course is organized in a hybrid format; The Lab work starts on 10th October at 9:00h and will finish at 14:00 on October 14th; Online presentations will occur on October 3rd and 4th (mornings) and 20th and 21st October (mornings).

For more information, click here

Advanced Aerobiological Course organised and sponsored by COST-ADOPT and AUTOPOLLEN (published 06/06/2022)

An advanced aerobiological course will be organised in Riga (Latvia) from 22nd to 27th of August, 2022.

The topic will be about “analytical methods to analyse real-time data from on-line bioaerosol instruments”.

The IAA Advanced Aerobiology course series is aimed at understanding aerobiological processes and providing a solid background for the interpretation of aerobiological observations. The courses deal with fundamental or applied aerobiological topics and are in most cases focused on one topic.

This course is organised by the University of Latvia as part of the ADOPT COST Action (CA18226 – New approaches in detection of pathogens and aeroallergens) and under the aegis of the International Association for Aerobiology (IAA) and the EUMETNET AutoPollen Programme.

Course themes:
Automatic and real-time pollen monitoring, data analysis, machine learning, quality assurance and control, links with air quality and meteorology. Using the data obtained from the AutoPollen-ADOPT Intercomparison campaign 2021 as a basis, small groups of participants will focus on particular topics of interest in greater depth and will present their work as part of an oral exam at the end of the course.

Click here for more details

11th International Aerosol Conference (IAC) (published 06/06/2022)

The 11th IAC will take place in Athens from 4th to 9th of September 2022. You will find more details on the website of the conference:

It will be an hybrid event, you can attend to the conference physically or virtually. You can register until the 30th of June here:

A late poster submission process is open until 15th of July:

Molecular methods to analyse bioaerosols organised and sponsored by COST ADOPT (published 05/06/2022)

Another course will be organised in Evora (Portugal) about Laboratory and analytical methods to analyse bioaerosols using molecular methods. It will be held probably in September or October 2022

More details soon!

2023 EAS Basic Course on Aerobiology (published 05/05/2022)

16th EAS Basic Course on Aerobiology will be held in Evora (Portugal) from 4th to 8th of September 2023. You can read some details about it here.

EAS grant for the IRS2022 International Ragweed Society Conference, Budapest (Hungary), 8 – 9 September 2022 (published 04/13/2022)

EAS offers one grant to young researchers (Master or PhD students) covering the registration fee and hotel expenses (total 350 €) for the IRS2022 International Ragweed Society Conference .

Interested applicants are welcome to submit a grant application (see below the form) with the complementary documents:
1. Motivation letter (not exceeding one page)
2. Short CV (not exceeding one page)
3. Abstract (poster or oral presentation) for the IRS2022

Application procedures: all the documents must be sent by 30th April 2022 to the EAS General Secretary Thanos Damialis, using the email Subject: EAS IRS2022 Grant Application_last name (i.e. EAS IRS2022 Grant Application_Damialis).

Applicants have to be EAS member for the 2021-2022 period (the link to the membership form:

To download the application form, please click here.

Declaration of the European Aerobiology Society (published 03/11/2022)

The European Aerobiology Society, on behalf of all its members, wishes to harshly protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine and any manifestation of violence, hatred and political and territorial aggressiveness. As scientists, we support the right to freedom, justice, and democracy. We hope that our fellow scientists throughout the world, including those in Russian Federation, will set the example, as role models, with a similar attitude so as to stop this absurdness as soon as possible. We call upon all political and diplomatic powers, influential organisations and citizens across the globe to stand by the Ukrainian people.

The European Aerobiology Society is actively supporting the Ukrainian people by:
• disseminating our political and humanitarian position across the world: scientists, politicians, media, via any possible communication channel, privately, Facebook, Twitter.
• Donating for the basic needs of Ukrainian people.
• Ensuring financial support of Ukrainian scientists in the forthcoming scientific activities and events of our Society over the next two years.

On behalf of the Society
The President Prof. Jordina Belmonte

ps: you can share this declaration to all the scientific community: download

“One Health” Congress (published 03/08/2022)

The congress week starts with the 5th MedPalynoS symposium and will continue with the 16th AIA (Italian Society of Aerobiology, Environment and Medicine) Congress. Focus of the event activities is to recognize that the human health is linked to plants, animals and environmental health.
The abstract submission deadline: 31 May.
For more details, please read the circular and the call for abstract.
For more information, please visit the website of the congress:

11th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference (published 09/30/2021)

The 11th European Palaeobotany and Palynology Conference will take place on 19-22 June 2022 in Stockholm, Sweden. The scientific program will cover all aspects of palaeobotany and palynology and the meeting will provide palaeobotanists and palynologists with an opportunity to present and discuss their research and meet one another four years after the previous conference in the series.

Conference registration and abstract submission details will be supplied in the second circular in October, 2021.
Please note that attendees can give only 1 oral presentation as the primary presenter.

For more details, please click here

Two more grants for the basic course! (published 06/15/2021)

EAS is proud to announce that two more grants for the 15th EAS basic course on aerobiology have been assigned to Sonia Pereira (Portugal) and Yinka Obedobe (Uganda), in addition to the ones already assigned to Akshi Goyal (India), Reiner Schwandt (Germany) and Emma Markey (Ireland).

15th EAS basic course on aerobiology postponed (published 04/27/2021)

Due to uncertainties about the epidemic situation, EAS board has officially decided to postponed the EAS basic course on aerobiology. It will take place from 6th to 10th of September in Brussels.

Winners of grants for the 15th EAS basic course on aerobiology (published 04/22/2021)

The EAS working group for educational aspect and the EAS committe have evaluated all 13 grant applications for the 15th EAS basic course on aerobiology. Congratulations to Akshi Goyal, Reiner Schwandt and Emma Markey who has won the 3 grants!

EAS grants for 15th EAS basic course on aerobiology (published 03/05/2021)

The deadline concerning applications for grants to participate to 15th EAS basic course on aerobiology is extended to the 14th of March.

ESA Abstract book (published 03/04/2021)

Good news, you can consult on line the abstract book of the last European Symposium on Aerobiology: Abstract Book

EAS grants for 15th EAS basic course on aerobiology (published 01/28/2021)

European Aerobiology Society offers 3 grants to young researchers (less than 35 years old) covering the registration fee for the next European basic course on aerobiology which will be held in Brussels from 5th to 9th of July, 2021.

Interested applicants are welcome to submit a grant application form (see below) with the complementary documents:

  1. Motivation letter (not exceeding one page)
  2. Short CV (not exceeding one page)
  3. Support letter from an EAS member (having payed 2021-2022 fees)

Application procedures: all the documents must be sent by 28th February 2021 to the EAS General Secretary Thanos Damialis (, using the email Subject: EAS BC Grant Application_last name (i.e. EAS BC Grant Application_Damialis).

Applicants have to be EAS member for the 2021-2022 period (here is the link to the membership form:

To download the application form, please click here.

15th EAS basic course on aerobiology (published 01/25/2021)

We remind you that the next European basic course on aerobiology will be held in Brussels from 5th to 9th of July, 2021.

Pre-registration is open on the following link:

You will also find on this webpage some information about fees, course rationale, host, location and so on. Do not hesitate to visit this page from time to time to have the most recent news.

7th ESA (published 01/04/2021)

The videos of the 7th ESA sessions are now available on the web:

Thank you to the Technical Secretariat of the symposium for this great work!

Vilnius will host ESA 2024 (published 11/20/2020)

The EAS General Assembly, which took place the 19th of November during the virtual ESA symposium, has validated the proposal of Ingrida Sauliene and Laura Sukiene to organize the next EAS symposium in Vilnius  (Lithuania) from 8th to 12th of July, 2024.

Please find the presentation for Vilnius 2024 here : download

ESA 2020: poster and oral presentations schedules (published 11/06/2020)

Oral sessions:

Poster sessions:

Interlaboratory proficiency test in aerobiology using virtual slides – feasibility study (published 09/14/2020)

Matt Smith and Branko Sikoparija published the work they did about the use of Virtual Slide Images with the aim of assessing their efficacy and usability in comparison to traditional microscopy with glass slides for the Quality Control of aerobiological samples.

You can find the paper hear:

ESA 2020 (published 09/11/2020)

Dear colleagues interested in the ESA2020,

We are concern with the impact of the COVID spreading and European Symposium on Aerobiology (ESA2020) date is coming, when many countries in Europe are under Health Alert and Europe is now the epicenter of the pandemic, as says the World Health Organization (WHO). For this reason, the Local Organizing Committee and the Board Committee of the European Aerobiology Society (EAS) proposes that the best solution is to organize a virtual symposium.

We would like to inform you just now for canceling your flights and hotel booking as soon as possible.

Please, contact with the technical secretariat PIC congress: for additional information.

Registration fees have also been modified: please consult

EAS Basic Course on Aerobiology 2021 (published 09/07/2020)

Next EAS basic course on aerobiology is planned to take place in Brussels in 2021 from 5th to 9th of July (depending of course on the evolution of the health situation in the months to come).

For more details about the course, please download the following document: details.

IRS Symposium – September 14th (published 09/03/2020)

The International Ragweed Symposium, which should have been taken place in Vodice before the Neobiota congress, will be held on Monday, September 14th only by video.

Our French colleagues from the Ambrosia Observatory have accepted to host the organization of this virtual symposium. It will take place from 2.30 pm.

To follow the symposium, please click on the Youtube Live’s link.

Please find the agenda of the symposium here.

We  hope that many of you will take part in our event, sign of your interest in ambrosia.

The International Ragweed Society will organize its General Assembly on September 14th in Vodice, Croatia, just before the 11th International Conference on Biological Invasions (Neobotia 2020,

On this occasion, a short symposium is organized which will deal with Ambrosia topics.

If you are working on ragweed, you can apply to this call of abstracts to present your work to global Ambrosia experts.

Both oral communications (20 minutes) and poster presentations are welcome.

Deadline for abstracts submission: August 1st

Decision on abstracts: August 14th

Free Registration (registration form)

See the call for abstract :

Election of the new EAS committee (published 04/27/2020)

During the last two months was performed the election procedures of the new EAS Committee for period of 2020-2024. According to article 12 of the EAS Statute the Committee consists of at least nine members and at most 15 members. Eighteen EAS members applied to be elected to the Committee. The online voting was open for two first decades of April and 75% of EAS members made decision and voted for candidates:

Jordina Belmonte
Maira Bonini
Nicolas Bruffaerts
Athanasios Damialis
Björn Gedda
Regula Gehrig
Agnieszka Grinn-Gofroń
Susanne Jochner-Oette
José María Maya-Manzano
Gilles Oliver
Jose Oteros
Rosa Pérez Badia
Helena Ribeiro
Carsten Ambelas Skjøth
Laura Šukienė

The final mandate on the Committee will be taken in November 2020, during the next EAS General Assembly by a simple majority of the members present.  After the GA decision, committee will be legitimate and members starts its activities for period of 2020-2024.

EAS president Ingrida Šaulienė and the EAS Board members

V Seminar advances in aerobiology (published 02/20/2020)

A seminar will be held in Madrid the 26th of March 2020 about the “Bases for the design of graphics used in scientific publications in aerobiology“.
The program includes:
– Basic graphics with R
– Introduction to the packages ‘ggplot2’ and ‘plotly’
– Modification and customization of the graphics from the package ‘AeRobiology’
– Reports generation with ‘RMarkdown’
– Web application creation with ‘Shiny’

If you want to participate to this seminar, here are the registration form
and the flyer of the seminar

Deadline for registration: 20th of March

European Aerosol Conference 2020 (EAC) (published 02/05/2020)

The next European Aerosol Conference will be held in Aachen (Germany) from 30th of August to 4th of September ( The conference themes are:

  • Aerosol technology
  • Atmospheric aerosol studies
  • Aerosol measurement techniques
  • Aerosols and health
  • Basic aerosol processes

The deadline for abstract submission is 15th of February.


The abstract submission deadline for the 7th EAS Symposium (22nd to 26th of June) has been extended to the 16th of February. ESA is always a great event and opportunity to share the results of your work so do not hesitate to submit an abstract!

EAS GRANT FOR ESA 2020 (published 11/12/2019)

7th European Symposium on Aerobiology “Bioaerosols and Environmental Impacts” will welcome participants from 22nd to 26th of June 2020 in Cordoba, Spain ( This Symposium will be organized in the frame of the European Aerobiology Society (EAS). Following the mission of EAS we announce the call for an ESA Participation Grant. EAS offers 8 grants covering the ESA participation fee.

Eligibility: applicants from all countries of the world should be master or PHD students in the aerobiology field or young researcher (below 31 year on the day of the opening ceremony of the ESA). They should be a member of the EAS at the date of the application. The membership information is on EAS webpage (EAS membership). The Grant can be assigned to oral presentations or poster presenting author at the Symposium.

Interested applicants are welcome to submit a Grant application form with the complementary documents:
1. Motivation letter (a short text in which the applicant’s professional focus and potential benefit for his/her job are clearly stated. Not exceeding one page).
2. Short CV (not exceeding one page with the main list of publications).
3. Abstract to ESA2020.

Application procedures: all the documents must be sent by 20 March 2020 to the EAS General Secretary Dr. Letty de Weger (, using the email Subject: EAS_Grant_Application_last name of the applicant (i.e. EAS_Grant_Application_de Weger).

For more details and to download the application form, please click here.

ADVANCED COURSE 2019 (published 10/11/2019)

It was a very intensive summer for the world of aerobiology this year! After the basic course in July, the advanced course was held in Payerne (Switzerland) between the 26th and 31st of August. Jose M. Maya Manzano was present during the course and shares with us his report.

BASIC COURSE 2019 (published 08/07/2019)

The basic course 2019 was held in Lyon (France) between 15th and 20th of July. One of the student present, Daria Bilinska, shares with us a report of the course: Report

Some more pictures:



ESA 2020 (published 06/28/2019)

As you already know, the 7th European Symposium on Aerobiology will take place in Cordoba, Spain (from 22nd to 26th of June).
For more information (abstract deadline, registration fee, accomodation, …), please visit the beautiful website of the symposium:

COST network CA18226 (published 06/11/2019)

COST network CA18226 – New approaches in detection of pathogens and aeroallergens (ADOPT) has been funded. The abstract is available at the following link (page 28):

Quality control (published 02/14/2019)

The EAS working group on Quality Control has been very active since the meeting in Parma.

Apart from general description what is the role of EAS Working Group on Quality Control (QC) under leadership of Dr. Branko Sikoparija. This working group is relevant to ensure that EAS continues to serve as platform for the organization of inter-laboratory QC tests which many labs need to assure their performance in various certification processes.

There was quite some interest in two completed pollen inter-laboratory tests and one ongoing fungal spore inter-laboratory test. With these inter-laboratory QC tests the same slides(s) is analysed by several pollen monitoring laboratories which results the entire exercise requires a lot of time because the samples need to travel around Europe.

In order to get an idea how big the interest is in a regular inter-laboratory test on pollen and/or fungal spore recognition and counting EAS members are asked to fill in google doc from the following link until end of February

With this information the Working Group QC can try to suggest geographically close groups (up to 5 labs) that could arrange exchange of samples and performing the data analysis. In this way the sample slides will not need to travel a long distance and this may save time so interlaboratory tests could be performed more frequent.

Many thanks in advance, on behalf of Dr. Branko Sikoparija.

EAS grants for Basic Course on Aerobiology and IAA Advanced Course (published 02/06/2019)

EAS offers two grants covering the inscription for Basic Course on Aerobiology  and one grant covering the course fees for Advanced Course on Aerobiology.

More information for Basic Course here

More information for Advanced Course here

Please note the deadline for applications: 31st of March

PhD position (published 01/25/2019)

The Professorship of Physical Geography / Landscape Ecology and Sustainable Ecosystem Develop-ment (Prof. Dr. Susanne Jochner-Oette) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Geography of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt invites applications for a PhD position (65 %, E 13 TV-L) to be filled from March 2019 as temporary employment for the period of three years.

Topic: Climate change is believed to increase pollen production and allergenicity. Up to now, little is known about additional biotic and abiotic factors that might alter these pollen characteristics. Within this project funded by the DFG in-depth knowledge should be gained which allows the prediction of future alterations under climate change conditions in more detail. An interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists of landscape ecology, phytomedicine and environmental medicine shall answer how biotic and abiotic factors impact pollen production and allergenicity and finally the allergic reac-tions in patients.

Please download the pdf file for more details (tasks, profile, …)

Please send your application with the usual supporting documents by e-mail to Prof. Dr. Susanne Jochner-Oette ( by February 15, 2019.

EAS AutoPollen agreement (published 01/24/2019)

AutoPollen (Automatic Pollen Detection Network) seeks to take full advantage of the large potential for progress that automatic pollen observations provide. One of the aim is to define the main standards of automatic pollen monitoring and demonstrate the feasibility of a European network by integrating developing and planned projects.

A cooperation agreement for participation in EUMETNET programme AutoPollen between EIG EUMETNET and the European Aerobiology Society has been signed.

This program will continue until 31 december 2022.

Advanced Course on automatic and real-time pollen monitoring from August 25th to 31st, 2019, Payerne (Switzerland) (published 01/10/2019)

Organised by the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss under the aegis of the International Association for Aerobiology (IAA) and the EUMETNET Programme AutoPollen.

Course themes: automatic and real-time pollen monitoring, instrument calibration, data analysis, machine learning, influence of weather parameters. Small groups of participants will focus on particular topics of interest in greater depth and present a summary of their work at the end of the course.

Organisers: Bernard Clot, Benoît Crouzy, Fiona Tummon

More details

Next Basic Course on Aerobiology in Lyon from July 15th to 20th, 2019 (published 12/06/2018)

The course will be held from Monday – 14h to Saturday – 13h, with an afternoon dedicated to the visit of the “Tête d’Or” park and an evening in the old town of Lyon.
The price (600 €) includes accommodation for 5 nights, meals from Monday evening to Saturday morning.
To register, please contact

More details

EAS grants for young aerobiologists (published 09/13/2018)
6 young aerobiologists have been granted by EAS for the International Congress on Aerobiology which took place in Parma from 3rd to 7th of September:
– Elisa Banchi
– Pawel Bogawski
– Nora Els
– Moises Martinez-Bracero
– Kenji Miki
– Zsofia Tischner


ESA 2020 (published 09/11/2018)
The dates of the 7th European Symposium on Aerobiology are known, the Symposium will take place from 15th to 20th of June 2020, in Cordoba, Spain.

APAS 2018 (published 09/11/2018)
The 2nd Aerobiology and Palynology Symposium will take place in Bodrum, Mugla, Turkey from 7th to 10th of October 2018.
website of the congress:

NEXT EAS COMMITTEE MEETING AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY (published 07/09/2018 – updated 08/23/2018)
During next ICA in Parma (3-7 September 2018), the EAS Committee meeting will take place on Wednesday 5th September from 12.45 to 14.15.
The EAS General Assembly will be on Thursday 6th September from 13.10 to 14.30.


University of Augsburg
At the University Center for Health Sciences at Klinikum Augsburg – UNIKA-T, a position for one is available at the earliest possible date

Laboratory technician for an environmental medical laboratory

For a full-time position (100%) to occupy the regular working time in an employment contract initially limited to two years. The position is open to job sharing, given its full-time coverage is guaranteed. The employer is the University of Augsburg, the place of employment is the UNIKA-T, Neusässer Straße 47, 86156, in Augsburg.
In the laboratory of UNIKA-T, under the direction of Prof. Dr. Jens O. Brunner, he/she will carry out taxonomic and experimental environmental medicine research, which should contribute to a better understanding of human-environment interaction. The scope of tasks includes the following activities:
• Independent operation, maintenance and supervision of highly sensitive special equipment in accordance with legal requirements (automatic Pollen Monitor, Hund GmbH)
• Independent operation, maintenance and supervision of special equipment in accordance with legal requirements (Hirst-type volumetric traps, Burkard Co UK) and independent laboratory analysis of weekly air samples (extraction of samples, slide preparation and storage)
• Optical microscopy of airborne pollen and fungal spores (from both types of equipment men-tioned above, Burkard and Hund) according to scientific standards and for the majority of the plant and fungal taxa captured in the air samples
• Inserting pollen and fungal spore measurements into specialised MS Excel worksheets
• Contacting companies with technical questions and problems

• Certified technician in medical engineering, preferably with a focus on hardware, or similar ed-ucation or similar skills
• Taxonomic skills of microscopic identification of airborne fungal spores and airborne pollen
• Sound IT/computer knowledge and use (working in Windows environment, knowledge of MS Office, knowledge of statistics is also preferred)
• flexibility, organizational skills and independent work
• High motivation and active teamwork
• Creative approach to various technical issues
• Experience working in a medical and / or biological laboratory
• Good communication skills
• Very good English and German skills for working in an international team

The remuneration is paid according to personal and collectively agreed conditions and up to fee group 9 TV-L.

Severely handicapped applicants are preferably recruited with otherwise substantially the same qualifications and professional performance. The University of Augsburg promotes the professional equality of women. Women are specifically invited to apply. The University of Augsburg is particularly commit-ted to the reconciliation of family and work life.

Please send your comprehensive application at latest until 31.07.2018

by post to Dr. Clemens Heuson, UNIKA-T, Neusässer Str. 47, 86156 Augsburg, or per E-Mail to .