Air Pollution and the Brain, 18-19 June 2019, Kuopio

Place: Seminar room 3208, Bioteknia 1, Neulaniementie 2, Kuopio

Credit points: 1-3 (1 for attendance at lectures both days, 2 for attendance at the lectures both days and demos or poster, 3 for attendance at the lectures both days, demos and poster)

Course directors: Katja Kanninen, Tarja Malm, Pasi Jalava

Course description

This course will introduce the participants to the quickly growing field of research involving air pollution and the brain. The course is targeted for students and researchers that work, or plan to work in these diverse research fields combining the environment and neuroscience. The lectures will be given by international experts and local researchers presenting the most current knowledge on the effects of air pollution on the central nervous system. The course covers topics including aerosol science, toxicology, epidemiology and neurodegeneration.

Lectures are open to all students, postdocs and personnel. Maximum participant amount to the lectures is 60. For demos maximum participant amount is 20.

Organizing units:
A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences
Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences


A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, University of Eastern Finland.

Street address: Neulaniementie 2, 70210 Kuopio, Finland.

Course directors: Katja Kanninen, katja.kanninen (at)
                                  Tarja Malm, tarja.malm (at)
                                  Pasi Jalava, pasi.jalava (at)
Course secretary: Asta Suhonen, asta.suhonen (at)