26.05.2021 - 28.05.2021 | online

Smelling COVID 19: Biomarkers, Olfaction and a Pandemic Agent

Veranstaltungsort: online

The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting human health and societies at an unprecedented scale. Success in controlling the pandemic and reducing its impact is strongly dependent on fast and low cost screening techniques. Olfaction may play a significant role through exploiting mammals (canine) olfaction sense and their artificial counterpart.

This short course will cover topics including: 

  • Covid-19 and its impact on human olfaction
  • Canine olfaction for COVID-19 detection
  • Breath Analysis and disease diagnostics using artificial olfaction
  • Complex volatilomes analysis & COVID-19 biomarkers
  • Electronic noses & GC-IMS for Covid-19 diagnosis
  • Comparison of artificial and canine olfaction
  • Environmental chemistry drivers of the COVID-19 pandemic

Speakers include:

  • Prof. Dominique GrandJean, ENVA, France
  • Dr. Thierry Thomas Danguin, INRAE, France
  • Dr. Emma Brodrick, IMSPEX Diagnostics LTD
  • Prof. Corrado Di Natale, Uni. Tor Vergata, Roma
  • Prof. Eugenio Martinelli, Uni. Tor Vergata, Roma
  • Prof. Hossam Haick, Technion, Israel
  • Prof. Giuseppe Lippi, Uni. of Parma
  • Prof. Gianluigi Barbieri, Uni. of Trieste

Who should attend?

The Short Course is ideal for anyone with an interest in breath analysis, breath sampling and chemical sensors and their application to Covid-19; for example, PhD students, researchers, technologists and industrialists.

This Short Courses organized by ISOCS and are a unique combination of fundamental theory and practical lectures. They provide a head start into selected topics of current research and new developments in the area of chemical sensing and olfaction. Ample opportunity is given for discussion and networking.

Further information

Participation Fee:

Academics/Industry: 40 Euros   Students: 20 Euros   
Both include free 1-year ISOCS membership