MIST Annual Meeting

The MIST annual meeting took place on February 2nd, 2024, hosted by the University of Amsterdam at the iconic University Theatre. During the event, partners discussed the progress of various projects, including air sampling (WP 1), the role of salt in evaporating respiratory-like droplets (WP 2), testing air cleaners (WP 4), workshops and focus groups (WP 5), as well as scientific papers, experiments, and pilot studies. External speakers also shared their experiences on mitigation strategies for airborne viruses in different types of buildings. The meeting followed by interactive sessions included discussions on potential challenges, such as connecting industry to academia, bridging different fields of physics and medicine, clarifying definitions (aerosols, droplets, airborne, etc.), and brainstorming effective methods to reach end-users and the general public.


Past Events

  08 July 2024
The fourth and final MIST workshop took place on 8th July at the Delft University of Technology.


  05 June 2024
3rd MIST workshop was organised on 5th June, at the venue of the CLAIRE congress (https://claireproject.nl/meedoen/claire-congres/).


  22 May 2024
The second MIST workshop, organised by TU Delft on May 22nd, brought together participants from various stakeholders from Orange Climate, bba binnenmilieu, TNO, and Amsterdam UMC. The objective of this workshop was to discuss the personal experiences and challenges faced in the manufacturing, installation, consultation, and use of ventilation, air cleaning, and related systems.


  24 April 2024
MIST partners met researchers and industry at the Stockholm International Fairs for Scanvac's RoomVent 2024, on 22-24 April 2024 in Stockholm.


  09 April 2024
Title: Exploring respiratory virus microbiology: advancing respiratory protective equipment testing with a fluorescent tracer for airborne virus exposure mitigation. Presenter: Kirsten Lassing Contributors: Paul T.J. Scheepers, Nayandra Verzaal, Henk Jan Holterman, and Heiman F.L. Wertheim. Date: April 9 and 10, 2024 Location: Congrescentre Papendal, Arnhem


  08 April 2024
The 1st MIST workshop, was held at TU Delft on April 8th 2024.


  03 April 2024
The first Ph.D. took place on April 3rd at the University of Twente. It centred on discussing variations and commonalities in definitions across various fields, followed by a workshop on terminology and a journal club session. Additionally, the event included a lunch lecture led by Stefan van der Vegte from Medspray BV.


  19 March 2024
Title: Airborne virus exposure mitigation by advancing respiratory protective equipment testing with a fluorescent tracer. Presenter: Kirsten Lassing Contributors: Heiman F.L. Wertheim, Nayandra Verzaal, Henk Jan Holterman, and Paul T.J. Scheepers Date: 19-21 March, 2024 Location: Berlin, Germany


  06 February 2024
The MIST annual meeting occurred on February 2nd, 2024, at the University Theatre hosted by the University of Amsterdam. Partners discussed research progress, followed by interactive sessions where challenges were brainstormed and external invitees shared their experiences.


  01 June 2023
Poster session presented at Burgers Symposium 2023, Lunteren, Netherlands.


  23 January 2023
The MIST project Kick Off! Mitigation Strategies for Airborne Infection Control - an NWO funded perspectief grant from NWO (Dutch Research Council)...


  31 May 2022
Perspective awardees (MIST among the awarded) was presented at the NWO innovation festival TEKNOWLOGY.