10 Nov 2023 EVENT

Imptox hosts distinguished talk by University of British Columbia Professor, Sepideh Pakpour

Facilitated by Imptox partners Univie and MUW, the event will take place on November 15th at the University of Vienna, delving deep into Prof. Pakpour’s research on microplastics and health in Canada.

Imptox, at the forefront of research on the health effects of micro- and nanoplastics, proudly announces a talk by Professor Sepideh Pakpour from the University of British Columbia, Okanagan titled Exploring the Interplay of Environments, Lifestyles, Microbiota, and Human Comfort through a One Health Approach”.

Professor Pakpour, a molecular biologist working at the intersection of biotechnology and microbiome engineering, seeks to understand how we can create healthier environments in our buildings and bodies. Her collaboration with the UBC microplastics cluster reflects a specific interest in comprehending the seasonal impacts of microplastic inhalation on our health.

Her insightful talk will delve into the intricate connections between environments, lifestyles, microbiota, and human comfort, offering a comprehensive perspective through the lens of a One Health approach. Imptox, in collaboration with the University of British Columbia, is honored to facilitate this enriching dialogue that contributes to our collective understanding of the impact of microplastics on human health.

The event will take place on Wednesday, November 15th, at 3 pm in Room 2F317 of UZA3 at the University of Vienna and is open to all interested parties, fostering an environment of shared knowledge and collaboration.

For those eager to attend, please find detailed directions to the venue here. Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of micro and nanoplastics, guided by the insights of Professor Sepideh Pakpour.