The Kick Off

The Kick Off event (23 and 24 January 2023) of the Mitigation Strategies for Airborne Infection Control (MIST) project marked an exciting milestone in the fight against airborne infectious diseases and harmful agents, with a specific focus on combating COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2). The project was granted a substantial funding of €4.339.987,00 from the NWO (Dutch Research Council) for the next six years, reflecting the significance of the research. The event brought together an exceptional blend of expertise, comprising fluid dynamics, physics, molecular biology, medicine, engineering, and collaboration with 28 companies. Nestled amidst the tranquil and picturesque surroundings of Bad Boekelo, in the serene Twente woods, participants engaged in face-to-face discussions, exchanging ideas, and engaging in lively debates. The gathering fostered an interdisciplinary atmosphere that paved the way for planning further collaborative work and strengthening connections among the researchers, industry partners, and stakeholders involved in this critical endeavor. The Kick Off event embodied the spirit of scientific exploration and collaboration, setting the stage for groundbreaking advancements in ventilation and aerosol research, poised to shape the future of airborne infection control.


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.