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ESR 6

Host Institution:

ISG

Supervisor:

Xavier Rodó López

Co-supervisors:

Neil Basu, Simon Wilson

Project title: Atmospheric monitoring and time series analysis of climate and pollution impact on vasculitis onset

Rationale:

Onset of vasculitis is suspected to be triggered by an extrinsic, environmental component, yet to be elucidated.

Objectives:

Through a temporal approach in both time and frequency domains, HELICAL vasculitis onset databases will be interrogated to uncover potential links between vasculitis onset and the physical, chemical and/or biological structure of air masses and/or their constituents (Objective 3). Design and implement focused air quality surveys and subsequent analyses to corroborate/discard the alleged environment-vasculitis linkages (Objective 3).

Expected Results:

Characterisation of the nature and strength of environmental predictors of vasculitis onset. Identification of the complex set of physicalchemical-biological determinants. Development of potential preventive frameworks associated with the obtained temporo-spatial relationships.

Planned Secondments:

IBM 3 mths: Exposure to alternative means of temporo-spatial analysis and pathways to impact. UNIABDN 2 mths: To explore objective methodologies for data-driven approaches and pattern recognition techniques.

 https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/378013

(EURAXESS Job Offer id: 378013)