Scientific Committee


Ana Miranda: Full professor in Aveiro University. She made her PhD in Sciences Applied to the Environment (1998) and is currently coordinator of the Research Group “Atmospheric Processes and Modelling” and of the Laboratory Emissions, Modelling and Climate Change.
Anne Oppliger: Biologist and occupational hygienist. Since 2001, she has been in charge of the unit of biological risks at the Institute for Work and Health (IST) in Lausanne, Switzerland where she carried out several research projects concerning the occupational exposure to bioaerosols and their health effects. Currently she is involved in projects using a “One Health” approach to assess the risk of antibioresistance transmission from animals to workers in animal farms.

Carla Viegas: Graduated in Environmental Health from Lisbon School of Health Technology – Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon has a Master degree in Safety and Ergonomics from Lisbon University and PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health from New University of Lisbon. The author’s major field of study is occupational and environmental mycology leading and participating in several national and international projects about both areas of expertise. Special interests are occupational exposure to fungi in highly contaminated settings and complementarity of conventional methods and molecular tools to assess fungi occupational exposure. Professor at Lisbon School of Health Technology, Director of the Occupational Health Master’s course and researcher at H&TRC- Health & Technology Research Center.

Cheng Yan:


Eric de Groot: Studied medicine (Utrecht, 1989) and did his PhD on ‘Non-invasive imaging in atherosclerosis studies’ (Leiden, The Netherlands, 1999). He heads Imagelabonline & Cardiovascular (founded 2012), a CRO experienced in subject friendly, non-invasive assessments of arterial function (endothelial, pulse wave velocity, blood pressure, heart-rate variability) and arterial structure (carotid intima-media thickness, elasticity, PWV).

Filipe Silva:

Francisco Ferreira:
Hugo Osório: Researcher at the Centre for Vectors and infectious Diseases Research – National Institute of Health (CEVDI-INSA). He has a PhD in Biology (Medical Entomology) from the University of Évora. Since 2005, he is working on mosquito vectors and vector-borne agents exploring various components of their natural cycle in the scope of Public Health. He is responsible for the Laboratory of Acarology and Medical Entomology in CEVDI. Currently, he is also interested on new vector control strategies to fight Aedesalbopictus and Ae. aegypti.
Leo van Cappellen: IEQ specialist and mechanical and electrical building services (BS) consultant, operating from Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Educated in HVAC design and engineering and later in Business Administration Leo started his career as a designer of HVAC systems and mechanical building services with a HVAC contracting firm. In his rich practitioner’s career as an executive lead consultant of over 40 years, his main concern has always been the safeguarding of building occupant’s health and living and working conditions; hence his focus of the recent years on the development of measurement and monitoring systems for objectifying the invisible parameters in buildings and helping building owners to keep their occupants as healthy.
Manuel Gameiro: Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra. Scholar of the MIT-Portugal Program. Invited Professor of the Master Course GBBV( Green Buildings, Batiments Verts) at École National des Travaux Publiques de l’État– University of Lyon. Performed research on the fields of indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency and sustainability, instrumentation and aerodynamics. Principal investigator and coordinator of more than 30 research projects sponsored by international, national and private organizations. Author and co-author of more than 300 publications, including scientific papers, book chapters and conference communications. Coordinator of the Initiative Energy for Sustainability of the University of Coimbra. Vice-President of Rehva.
Marie Coggins:
Marika Pilou: Research focused on computational modelling of fine and ultrafine particles in the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, taking into account external processes (convection, diffusion, inertia, external force fields etc.) with CFD-based methodologies. She is working in the Thermal Hydraulics and Multiphase Flow Laboratory (THEMLab) of the Institute of Nuclear & Radiological Sciences & Technology, Energy & Safety of NCSR “Demokritos” (Athens, Greece) since 2007 and have collaborated in EU funded projects both on scientific (methodology and software development, technical reports writing) and administrative (workshops and meetings organization, report writing, participation on project events) levels (NanoImpactNet, NanoTEST, SCAFFOLD, EC4SafeNano). In parallel, since 2010 Marika had co-supervised three Diploma Thesis in collaboration with the Laboratory of Biofluid Mechanics and Biomedical Engineering of the School of Mechanical Engineering, NTUA, and also train under- and post-graduate students in the THEMLab in-house software.

Marina Almeida-Silva: In 2016 received the Ph.D. degree in Environmental Sciences by TUDelft. She is currently Assistant Professor in Lisbon School of Health Technology (ESTeSL), Lisbon, Portugal. As a researcher, Marina has been working in one priority domain of the society: elderly people. From 2010 until now, her main concern has been the mitigation of elderly exposure to air pollutants and the potentiation of their quality of life.


Martin Täubel: PhD, senior researcher and team leader of the Indoor Air group at the Environmental Health Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare in Kuopio, Finland. This group is one of the worldwide leading groups in research on indoor microbial exposures and associated health effects. Dr. Täubel has a background in microbiology and has been active in indoor environmental research for more than ten years. He has co-authored more than 50 original peer reviewed scientific publications (total number of publications 114), the majority of which are on the topic of indoor microbial exposures. Dr Täubel has been leading and been participating in large European collaborations, such as the HITEA or the SINPHONIE projects, and fulfilled several expert assignments, including work with the WHO Office in Europe, the European Respiratory Society, or the International Society of Indoor Air Quality (ISIAQ).


Masi Mohammadi: Professor of Smart Architectural Technologies at the Eindhoven University of Technology, and holds the KIVI-chair Architecture in Health at HAN University of applied sciences, in the Netherland.
Philippe Duquenne: PhD researcher at the National Research Institute on Occupational Safety and Health in France (INRS).He received his PhD in microbial ecology for his works on soils microorganisms and joined the INRS teams in 2003 as a microbiologist scientist. He’ve worked on bioaerosol measurement methods and strategies for the purpose of occupational exposure assessment and also lead the INRS national “biological risks” project. His researchesfocused on airborne microbial particles (cells, propagules, spores) and compounds (endotoxins, glucans) studies in both laboratory (bioaerosol chambers) and real exposure conditions and on the measurement of size distribution and the biodiversity of bioaerosols. He is now managing a laboratory specialized in spatiotemporal analysis of exposures to chemical and biological pollutants.
Ricardo Assunção: DVM, PhD in Veterinary Sciences, is an invited Scientist at INSA, Food and Nutrition Department and an Integrated member of the Centre for Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), University of Aveiro, Portugal. Ricardo’s main research activities include food safety and public health, with the particular interest in food toxicology, health risk assessment and risk-benefit assessment, with special emphasis for the interaction between foods/diets and disease. He is currently participating as a researcher in different national and international research projects. He is currently one of the fellows of the “EU-FORA – The European Food Risk Assessment Fellowship Programme”, funded by EFSA. Ricardo published several full papers in national and international journals, supervising some students and he was awarded by Évora University (IIFA) with a Merit Award (2017) and also by the Society for Mycotoxin Research with the Brigitte-Gedek Science Award (2018).
Sam Kacew:

Susana Viegas: Graduated in Environmental Health from Lisbon School of Health Technology – Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon. Two Master degrees: Safety and Ergonomics from Lisbon University and in Applied Toxicology from Surrey University, United Kingdom. PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health from Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, New University of Lisbon. Director and Professor of Environmental Health Degree in Lisbon School of Health Technology. Co-opted member in the Risk Assessment Committee of European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) between 2015-2018. The principal research topics are occupational toxicology, exposure assessment and risk assessment. Published mostly on occupational and environmental exposures to chemical agents and have several ongoing research projects has a coordinator..

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