Finlands Akademi  
 
 
 
 
 
Finansieringsbeslut
 
Sökande / Kontakt person Sofiev, Mikhail
Organisation Meteorologiska institutet
Projektets titel Advanced study of Pollen, Spores, and air pollutants for predicting the human Allergy (PS4A)
Beslutnr 318194
Beslutsdatum 29.05.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022
Finansiering 505 557
   
Beskrivning av projektet
During the last 30 years, the prevalence of airborne allergy and asthma in Europe has increased 4-fold reaching 15%-40% of population. Specific allergy to airborne pollen, exacerbated by chemical co-exposure and extreme weather, is the number-one chronic disease in Europe. The new project Advanced study of Pollen, Spores, and air pollutants for predicting the human Allergy (PS4A) will perform: (i) in-depth analysis of the pollen production mechanisms, their interplay with environmental factors and pollution, (ii) development of personalized allergy forecasts for individual sufferers. PS4A will answer the following fundamental scientific questions: - Can we sharply improve pollen concentration forecasts? - What is the relation of personal pollen exposure and observed or predicted concentrations in the air? - What are the main causes of the pollen allergy symptoms, apart from the pollen concentration? How large are their contributions?