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

  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.

  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.