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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.

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Anne Oppliger is a 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. By using culture-dependent and molecular methods, she has characterized the microbial contamination in different occupational environments (sawmills, wastewater treatment plants, poultry and pig farms).

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Carla Viegas: Graduated in Environmental Health from Lisbon School of Health Technology – Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon has a PhD in Occupational and Environmental Health from New University of Lisbon. Professor at Lisbon School of Health Technology, Director of the Occupational Health Master’s course and researcher at H&TRC- Health & Technology Research Center. Her major field of study is occupational and environmental mycology. Special interests are occupational exposure to fungi in highly contaminated settings and complementarity of conventional methods and molecular tools to assess fungi occupational exposure.

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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).

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Cheng Yan: Associate Professor from the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, School of Environmental Studies, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) in PR China. He now works in the School of Water, Energy and Environment, Cranfield University in UK as an academic visitor. His research interests are the emission characteristics and QMRA (quantitative microbial risk assessment) for waterborne pathogens, algal toxins, and microbial hazards in bioaerosol pollution emission, and water bodies. Recently, he also focuses on the bioaerosol real time detection.

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Filipe Silva is a Medical Doctor with further training in public health (LSHTM, 2013), health impact assessment (UoLiverpool, 2013), environmental impact assessment and strategic environmental assessment. Since 2013 Filipe has worked on community health within impact assessments undertaken for development actions in urban development, energy, transport, water resources, extractives and other sectors, in more than twenty countries in Europe, Africa, South America, Asia and the Pacific.  Filipe has worked as an HIA consultant to the WHO, helped set up national HIA systems, strengthen the consideration of health in national EIA systems and develop guidance on HIA and health in EIA for development agencies and international financial institutions. Filipe is the current co-Chair of the Health Section of the International Association for Impact Assessment.

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Francisco Ferreira: Francisco Ferreira is an associate professor in the Department of Sciences and Engineering of the Environment of the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the New University of Lisbon and researcher of Research Center on Environment and Sustainability. He has a significant set of publications in the areas of air quality, climate change and sustainable development. He is currently the President of “ZERO – Sustainable Terrestrial System Association”, a non-governmental environment organization with national activity.

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Hugo Osório: Researcher at the Centre for Vectors and infectious Diseases Research – National Institute of Health. 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.

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Leo van Cappellen is a IEQ specialist and mechanical and electrical building services (BS) consultant, operating from Eindhoven, The Netherlands. 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 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.

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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 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. Coordinator of the Initiative Energy for Sustainability of the University of Coimbra. Vice-President of Rehva.

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Marie Coggins is a lecturer in Exposure Science at the School of Physics, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). She has been Academic director of Postgraduate programmes in Occupational and Environmental Health & Safety at NUIG since 2009. Her research interests include measurement of occupational and Environmental exposure and exposure pathways to new and emerging pollutants.

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Marika Pilou (PhD) 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).

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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.

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Martin Täubel: Senior researcher and team leader of the Indoor Air group at the Environmental Health Unit, National Institute for Health and Welfare in Kuopio, Finland. Dr. Täubel has a background in microbiology and has been active in indoor environmental research for more than ten years. 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).

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Masi Mohammadi is 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 Netherlands.

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Philippe Duquenne: He is a PhD researcher at the National Research Institute on Occupational Safety and Health in France. 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.

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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.

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Sam Kacew: Ph.D, ATS, Associate Director of Toxicology, McLaughlin Centre for Population Health Risk Assessment at the University of Ottawa. Professor of Pharmacology, University of Ottawa and Scientist, Institute for Population Health, University of Ottawa. Adjunct Professor School of Public Health, Soochow University, China and Visiting Professorin several international Universities. Dr. Kacew is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A, Current Issue and Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B Critical Reviews. He is also Editor in orther several journals.

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Susana Viegas: Graduated in Environmental Health from Lisbon School of Health Technology – Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon. 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.

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Júlio de Jesus has a degree in environmental engineering (New University of Lisbon) and is an expert on Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). He is CEO of Júlio de Jesus Consultores, Lda., a Portuguese consultancy specialized in Impact Assessment. Júlio was elected as Board Member of the International Association for Impact Assessment – IAIA (2007-2011) andis currently the President of the Portuguese Association for Impact Assessment (2017-2020). He actively promotes the integration of Health in EIA and SEA.

Edna Ribeiro: PhD in Biology by the University of Lisbon, Master in Developmental Biology and graduated in Biomedical Sciences. Adjunct Professor in the Lisbon School of Health Technology, member of the Health and Technology Research Center, conducts research in Human biomonitoring with great interest in Cytogenetics, Epigenetics and Endocrine Disruptors.

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