Here’s a really interesting sounding upcoming symposium on the indoor microbiome, chaired by Jordan Peccia and Tiina Reponen. This will take place on October 9th, 2012 at the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR) meeting in Minneapolis.
The description is below:
Continually evolving molecular biology and computational methods are catalyzing the further integration of the biological sciences with aerosol science and engineering. This growing influence of biology is converging with the long-standing interest in aerosols suspended in the indoor environment and human exposure to airborne etiological agents. The purpose of this symposium is to bring together researchers interested in the biology of indoor air and the indoor environment. Expertise from engineering, molecular biology, chemistry, public health, and architecture will present new findings on the content, dynamics, and ecologies of bacteria, fungi, and viruses present in indoor air, as well as describe how potential sources (humans, outdoor air, surfaces) impact exposure to these biological particles.