About Breath Summit 2019

The scope of breath research is broad and we welcome contributions that are in some way related to making breath measurements. Previous meetings have had successful papers on the following topics:

  • Clinical, pharmacological and forensic applications
    Describing new breath-based clinical and medical studies, evaluation of metabolic pathways of drugs and chemicals and the development of point-of-care devices
  • In vitro gas phase analysis (bacterial cells, infections, pathogens)
    Inflammation, hypoxia and pulmonary edema biomarkers; Nitric oxide; EBC (ultrafine particles, pH, asthma)
  • Central laboratory instrumentation
    State-of-the-art analytical instrumentation for high-resolution discovery and targeted breath research
  • Engineering solutions
    Developing new sampling and measurement technologies for VOCs, breath condensate and aerosols
  • Human and animal in vivo studies
    Decoding the “breath exposome”, implementing exposure and intervention studies, performing cross-sectional and case-control clinical research
  • Cellular and molecular level in vitro studies
    Developing breath sampling and analytical approaches to link broad in vivo observations with focused in vitro level experiments; focusing on the human microbiome, exhaled aerosols, messenger proteins, and infectious diseases
  • Mathematical, statistical and graphical data interpretation
    Developing methods for interpreting and explaining complex data using graphics visualization, statistics, and pattern recognition
  • Standardisation
    Study design, practices for breath sampling and analysis: cross-validation and benchmarking to establish routines for breath biomarker analysis

And please note that this is not an exclusive list; we are always interested in novel approaches for breath-related research. Please be creative and try to build stronger teams with contributions from all the disciplines.