ONWARD WEBINAR 09- Water monitoring: diagnostic tools for the future

On December 9th, 2022, 2-3 PM UTC, we are very honoured to have Professor Katrina Campbell (Institute for Global Food Security, School of Biological Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast), She will give a lecture on Water monitoring – diagnostic tools for the future. Water monitoring for microbiological and chemical sources of contamination is of increasing importance. A huge investment in time and effort is placed on these activities by regulatory and industrial laboratories. Although sophisticated techniques such as chromatography and spectrometry provide accurate and conclusive results, screening tests allow for SMART - Sensitive Multiplex Accurate Real time Analysis with less operator training. Biosensors combine a biological recognition element with a transducer to produce a measurable signal proportional to the extent of interaction between the recognition element and contaminant.

ONWARD WEBINAR 08: Space Data for Healthcare

On November 10, 2022, 2-3 PM UTC, we were very honoured to have Veronika Strnadová (EUSPA) and Marketa Gladysev (EUSPA) in our ONWARD Webinar #8 to discuss Space Data for Healthcare. Satellite data contribute to Healthcare in many ways. Earth observation (EO) helps to fight contagious and infectious diseases, thereby supporting prevention, early warning and health-care planning. Moreover, it is an important source of information for mHealth applications, for instance, helping people with allergies or heart diseases or sport & wellbeing enthusiasts. EO data also contribute to timely water quality monitoring and predicting heatwave risks by providing vulnerable people with early warning and further behavioural advices.

ONWARD Webinar no. 7 with Verónica Jurquiza (INIDEP, Argentina): Environmental bacteriological studies for the detection of vibrios in the aquatic environment of Argentina. A review from 1992 to the present

On March 7, 2022, 2-3 PM UTC, we will have Verónica Jurquiza (scientific researcher at the National Institute for Fishery Research and Development - INIDEP, Mar del Plata, Argentina) on our ONWARD Webinar Series. She will lecture on Environmental bacteriological studies for the detection of vibrios in the aquatic environment of Argentina: a review from 1992 to the present.

ONWARD Webinar no. 4 – Rapid Assessment of Sars-Cov-2 Transmission Risk for Fecally Contaminated River Water

On September 28th, 2021, 15:00-16:00 BST (19:30-20:30 IST), Dr. Jamie Shutler, Associate Professor, University of Exeter, UK, will present this work on the Rapid Assessment Of Sars-Cov-2 Transmission Risk For Fecally Contaminated River Water. He will explain its basis and how it can be used in both advising public health and guiding further research, and will describe the story behind its publication, including the people and the whales that compelled us into action.

ONWARD Webinar 3 – Applied Geotechnologies For Waterborne Disease Studies In Brazil

On July 13th, 2021, 2-3 PM UTC, Ricardo José de Paula Souza e Guimarães, Instituto Evandro Chagas, Brazilian Ministry of Health, presented and discussed Applied Geotechnologies For Waterborne Disease Studies In Brazil at the 3rd Webinar of the ONWARD Series on Water Related Diseases, Their Links to Environmental Quality, Monitoring Methods and Solutions.