Fluids and Health 2019 Conference

Scope and format

The Fluids and Health 2019 meeting will provide the selected participants an international forum to exchange on frontier research at the intersection of fluid dynamics and health, including topics in infectious diseases, food safety, drug delivery, agricultural and food sciences and policy, where fluids at the core. The event is a hybrid between a conference and school, with in-depth lectures for training on topics at the frontier of the field, combined with flash-talks and poster sessions from participants, and interdisciplinary group work taking place throughout the meeting. More on the meeting here.

Announcement letter

Dear Colleagues,

Given increasing population mobility, the rise of antibiotic resistance, and the expected increase in inequalities and pressures on and from the environment this century, the world will experience increased  susceptibility to infectious diseases and food shortages. Addressing these challenges will require novel, ground-breaking interdisciplinary approaches rooted in rigorous fundamental science. Traditionally separated scientific communities need to work together to tackle these existential challenges to public health.

So far, the mechanistic understanding and fundamentals of pathogen transmission and control have mostly been relegated to a black-box. Yet, pathogens are often transported in fluid phases – air, water, or biological fluids such as blood or mucus. Moreover, medication administration, decontamination technologies and agricultural crop protection also often involve fluids and fluid and nonlinear processes. Yet, fundamental multiphase and fluid dynamics and resulting multiscale mathematical modeling have been absent from the landscape of pathogen transmission and infection control.

We are excited to announce the first International Fluids and Health Conference, to be held in 2019 in the scenic environment of Cargese, in the heart of Corsica and Europe. As a vibrant host Institute, the IESC provides an ideal location for interactions, exchanges, and in-depth discussions of cutting-edge frontier research at the interface of public health policy and the physical, mathematical, and health sciences.You can read more on the frontier research and themes to be covered here.

You can already subscribe to our mailing list for important announcements, and please stay tuned as this site is updated with important dates and information in the weeks to come.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you at Fluids and Health 2019!

Yours sincerely,

Prof. L. Bourouiba

Conference Chair 2019

Scientific Advisory Board

Donald E. Aylor,  Ph.D.
Dept. of Plant Pathology and Ecology
The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station
Arne Pearlstein, Ph.D.
Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Martha L. Gray,  Ph.D.
J.W. Kieckhefer Professor
MIT EECS,  Research Lab of Electronics
Institute for Medical Engineering and Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Howard A. Stone, Ph.D.
Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Princeton University
James M. Hughes, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, infectious Diseases
Professor of Public Health, Global Health
Co-director, Emory Antibiotic Resistance Center
Emory University
Mirjam N. Trame, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Associate Director Pharmacometrics,
Translational Medicine
Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.
William R. Jones, Ph.D.
Acting Director,
Office of Food Safety
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Emmanuel Villermaux, Ph.D.
Aix Marseille University
Institut Universitaire de France
Jeffrey R. Koseff, Ph.D.
William Alden and Martha Campbell Professor in the School of Engineering
Founding Perry L. McCarty Director, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment
Stanford University
Bruce D Walker, M.D.
Phillip T. and Susan M. Ragon Professor of Medicine,
Harvard Medical School
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Director, Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
and Harvard University Center for AIDS Research
Pierre Parneix, MD
Medical Doctor, Medical University of Bordeaux, Infectious Disease
President of SF2H, the French Society of Hospital Hygiene
Head of French South West Healthcare Associated Infection Control Centre
Jianhong Wu, Ph.D.
University Distinguished Research Professor
Canada Research Chair in Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Laboratory for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
York University