EUROSENSORS School 2020 on “Environment and Health”
Satellite event of EUROSENSORS 2020 Conference
Sunday, September 6th, Lecce, Italy
at Grand Hotel Tiziano e dei Congressi, https://www.grandhoteltiziano.it/index_en.asp
The basic idea of this initiative, promoted during the EUROSENSORS XII Conference in Southampton and successfully implemented at following EUROSENSORS Conferences has its roots in the necessity of keeping alive the deep cultural aspects of sensors, sensor systems, transducers, actuators and microsystems. The increasing interest in the field and the fast technological developments could cause us to forget important aspects of the sensor science domain and possibly to overlook important theoretical achievements. A sound balance between technology and sensor theory that includes of course, sensor science, interface electronics, etc, should always be sought in order to optimize a healthy growth of the knowledge in both sensor science and technology.
Eurosensors School organization and responsibility lies on the local organizing committee, while Prof. Dr. Arnaldo D’Amico (Un. of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy) and Prof. Dr. Lina (Pasqualina M.) Sarro (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands) have an advisory role.
Eurosensors School 2020
Eurosensors School 2020 addresses the Exposome, a new paradigm to study the impact of Environment on Health, that encompasses the totality of human environmental (meaning all non-genetic) exposures from conception onwards, complementing the genome. The modern holistic vision integrates three exposome domains: a) general external (e.g. broader social, economic, psychological factors and climate); b) specific external (e.g. air/water/soil pollution, chemical exposures, occupation, diet, physical activity, tobacco, infections, drugs); c) internal (endogenous factors such as metabolism, gut microflora, inflammation, oxidative stress). Exposome paradigm stimulate more comprehensive exposure assessment in epidemiology studies and offers a new and exciting challenge for Sensors field. Sensors are needed for the measurement of many exposures in the external environment (climate change and environmental monitoring) and a wide range of biological responses in the internal environment. New sensors include geographical mapping and remote sensing technologies, smartphone applications and personal exposure sensors, and high-throughput molecular ‘omics’ techniques, etc..
During Eurosensors School 2020 a survey of studies on the complex link between environment and health as well as examples of new sensors and sensor networks for environment monitoring will be provided. The lectures will be given at the graduate level and they are intended for (but obviously not limited to) PhD students and young researchers in the field, researchers who have recently entered the interdisciplinary field of Sensors and Environmental Epidemiology and for colleagues who want to update their knowledge in these topics.
Eurosensors School 2020 Chair
Dr. Simonetta Capone (Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems, National Research Council (CNR-IMM), Lecce, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org