If you have any questions or need more information regarding Breath Summit 2019, please contact Prof Paul Thomas at C.L.P.Thomas@Lboro.ac.uk and put “IABR” in the subject line.
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 applicationsDescribing 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 instrumentationState-of-the-art analytical instrumentation for high-resolution discovery and targeted breath research
Engineering solutionsDeveloping new sampling and measurement technologies for VOCs, breath condensate and aerosols
Human and animal in vivo studiesDecoding the “breath exposome”, implementing exposure and intervention studies, performing cross-sectional and case-control clinical research
Cellular and molecular level in vitro studiesDeveloping 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 interpretationDeveloping methods for interpreting and explaining complex data using graphics visualization, statistics, and pattern recognition
StandardisationStudy 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.