aeroHEALTH - IN BRIEF
The German-Israeli Helmholtz International Laboratory aeroHEALTH strives to understand the biological and health effects of atmospheric aerosols mechanistically, combining information on primary emissions as well as secondary and ambient aerosols. Atmospheric processing (“ageing”) under atmospheric relevant conditions of biogenic and anthropogenic emissions are simulated on short and long term scales to connect laboratory observations with the observed health impacts from field experiments. Read More >
On Monday, April 1st, the Helmholtz International Laboratory aeroHEALTH was officially inaugurated at the Weizmann Institute in Israel. The President...
The starting signal has been given for the German-Israeli aeroHEALTH project. The Presidents of the Helmholtz Association and the Weizmann Institute...
The Helmholtz International Lab aeroHEALTH flyer is now available in printed form. For all aeroHEALTH interested parties, we have created a flyer,...
The first aeroHEALTH project meeting took place at the Umwelt Forschungsstation Schneefernerhaus from the 28th - 30th of January 2019. In this...
Mission and Vision
The World Health Organisation (WHO) states particulate matter (PM) air pollution to be the largest environmental health risk in Europe, causing a substantial disease burden. It is estimated that in 2014 more than 90% of the world population lived in places where WHO air quality guidelines were not met, causing 3 million premature deaths due to exposure to ambient air pollution and making it the fourth highest risk factor of death globally. Although the association between several combustion aerosols and adverse health effects is well established, the effect of atmospheric ageing on aerosol toxicity has been sparsely investigated. This knowledge gap is addressed by the research of AeroHEALTH. Read more >
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Aerosol mass spectrometer for simultaneous detection of polyaromatic hydrocarbons and inorganic components from individual particles.
Analytical Chemistry 89, 6341-6345 (2017)
Czech, H. et al.
Chemical composition and speciation of particulate organic matter from modern residential small-scale wood combustion appliances.
Science of the Total Environment, 612, 636-648 (2018)
Wolf, F. et al.
SCANPY: Large-scale single-cell gene expression data analysis.
Genome Biol. 19:15 (2018)