Workshop: Aerosol administration, devices and methods used in respiratory infection studies

Animal models used for the study of respiratory infections like tuberculosis, influenza, RSV or others, but also the application of respiratory mucosal vaccination  rely on the proper administration of aerosols. Although frequently used, is the characterization and standardization of aerosols often limited and comparability between studies difficult. In this workshop experts on aerosol administration and users of aerosol administration in laboratory animals and large animals will discuss methods and devices for aerosol application and the characterization of aerosols. The workshop is a  shared initiative of the EU infrastructure projects VetBioNet and TRANSVAC. The objective is to provide tools and recommendations for the use of aerosols in disease and vaccination studies.

Application requirements: Applicant/research group of applicant should have experience in respiratory infection studies and the use of aerosols to be able to contribute actively to the discussion. Selection of applicants will be based on the described experience.

Number of participants: max. 40

Event location: Wageningen Bioveterinary Research Institute (WBVR), Houtribweg 39, 8221 RA Lelystad

Date: 11 March 2020,

arrival/registration 11:00 – 12:00,

workshop 12:00 – 18:00,

dinner 19:00

Application dead line: 01 March 2020

Contact/application: Monika Slezak (EVI) (, Frederic Lantier ( Norbert Stockhofe (WBVR) (;


preferred hotel, close to station Lelystad; transport to the event location can be organized from hotel or train station Lelystad


comment: also located in Lelystad, but needs taxi transport to go there


comment: located in Almere, a city about 25 km from Lelystad, but hotel is in walking distance to train station and trains are running every 20 minutes to Lelystad station; transport to the event location can be organized from train station Lelystad