Program

PROGRAM

SUNDAY AUG 14th 

Welcome and opening remakrs (SUN PM): Lydia Bourouiba (Chair), MIT; Emmanuel Villermaux (Co-Chair), Aix-Marseille University

(110 min) SESSION 1 (SUN PM): Front-line challenges across disciplines in the prevention and control of infectious diseases and contamination

Discussion Leader: Ed Livingston, University of California at Los Angeles

Speaker: Diamantis Plachouras, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
Part 1: Challenges of infectious disease surveillance and prevention
Part 2: The era of the superbugs: rising threat of antimicrobial resistance

Speaker: Lee Portnoff, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/NIOSH)
Respiratory protection for the nation: regulations, research, and standards development

MONDAY AUG 15th 

(210 min) SESSION 2 (MON AM): Host (patho-)physiology and associated biofluids and function

Discussion Leader:  Joanna Pulit-Penaloza, US Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention 

Speaker: Kyu Rhee, Weill Cornell Medicine
Lost in translation: complexities of the science of pathogen transmission

Speaker: Catherine Ovitt, Rochester University
Respiratory tract and saliva in health and disease  

Speaker: Blake Warner, National Institutes of Health
Part 1: The Mouth: the often overlooked, but yet most important entry to the human body
Part 2: The Salivary Glands: robust sites for infection and transmission of SARS-CoV-2

(120 min) SESSION 3 (MON PM): Aerosol measurements in complex environments: From fundamental methodology to the field  

Discussion Leader: Noelle Bryan, University of Colorado

Speaker: Richard Flagan, California Institute of Technology
Part 1: Fundamentals in aerosol measurement and characterization
Part 2: Frontier challenges in bioaerosol measurements

Speaker: Lynn Hildemann, Stanford University
Sources and dispersal of indoor aerosols and challenges in quantification of human exposure

Speaker: Christner Brent, University of Florida
Phytopathogens living the high life: lessons learnt for other pathogens

 

TUESDAY AUG 16th 

(210 min) SESSION 4 (TUE AM): Mixing and transport across scales: Challenges and interplay of theory and data

Discussion Leader: Arne Pearlstein, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Speaker: Donald Aylor, Connecticut Agricultural Experimental Station
Disease epidemiology and aerial dispersal: grand interdisciplinary challenges in measurement, data analysis, and modeling across scales and systems illustrated with plant pathogens

Speaker: Michelle DiBenedetto, University of Washington
Particle transport across scales: challenges in modelling and data illustrated with microplastics transport in the ocean

Speaker: Jean-Luc Thiffeault, University of Madison-Wisconsin
Braids and dynamics: frontiers in theory and modelling with scarce data

(120 min) SESSION 5 (TUE PM): Interplay between biology, mechanics, and fluid physics at the source

Discussion Leader: Laura Miller, University of Arizona

Speaker:  Agnese Seminara, University of Genoa
Fungal spore dispersal: from the release biomechanics to survival in long distance transport

Speaker:  Sunghwan Jung, Cornell University
Detachment of contaminants from surfaces

Speaker:  Johan Leveau, UC Davis
Phyllosphere: water and life on leaves

 

WEDNESDAY AUG 17th 

(210 min) SESSION 6 (WED AM): Air contamination indoors: challenges in computation  and validation at various scales

Discussion Leader: Jonathan Jilesen, Dassault Système

Speaker: Balachandar Sivaramakrishnan, University of Florida
Examination of well-mixed theory for room-scale airborne viral contagion and a statistical framework for going beyond

Speaker: Kenny Breuer, Brown University
Contamination in confined space: experimental and numerical frontier challenges

Speaker: Manouk Abkarian, University of Montpellier, France
Exhalation flows over short distance: experimental and numerical frontier challenges

(120 min) SESSION 7 (WED PM): Interfacial flows in contamination/decontamination: From surface-fluid interaction to  droplets and their phase change

Discussion Leader: Hyoungsoo Kim, KAIST

Speaker: Ian Wilson, Cambridge University
Fluid dynamics of surface cleaning and decontamination

Speaker: Alvaro Marin, University of Twente
Stability of respiratory-like aerosols and droplets and the relevance of their internal flows

Speaker: Hanneke Gelderblom, Eindhoven University of Technology
Physics of organism-laden droplets: insights and unexpected challenges

 

THURSDAY AUG 18th 

(210 min) SESSION 8 (THU AM): Spillovers, transmission ecology and challenges of surveillance  and animal models

Discussion Leader: Sander Herfst, Erasmus MC Department of Viroscience

Speaker: Vincent Munster, National Institutes of Health
Zoonotic and cross-species viral transmission events

Speaker: Jonathan Runstadler, Tufts University
Rethinking natural transmission pathways and probabilities in the wild

Speaker: Ed Nardell, Harvard University
Animal models of tuberculosis transmission: Their usefulness and their limits

(120 min) SESSION 9 (THU PM): Frontiers in viroscience and transmission

Discussion Leader: Emmie de Wit, National Institutes of Health

Speaker: Ron Fouchier, Erasmus MC Department of Viroscience
Challenges in viroscience: influenza virus ecology, evolution, and public health impact

Speaker: Elke Muehlberger, National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories
Frontier challenges in the study of highly pathogenic viruses