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The Australian Pollen Allergen (AusPollen) partnership is a multi-centre cross-disciplinary team of investigators including eminent allergy physicians and scientists, with extensive expertise in allergic respiratory disease, plant biotechnology, molecular immunology, pollen aerobiology, climatology, and biostatistics. The AusPollen partnership is working towards a standardised national pollen count network.  

Information about the AusPollen partnership and pollen monitoring sites is available

AusPollen Aerobiology Standard Working Party

Since inception in 2016, the number of active pollen and spore monitoring sites in Australia has grown to 25.  The AusPollen Aerobiology Collaboration Network includes affiliated projects; NHMRC AusPollen (GNT 1116107), AirRater, VicTAPS, Deakin AirWatch and ARC Discovery Projects (DP170101630, DP190100376). 

The purpose of the AusPollen Aerobiology Standard Working Party is to provide ongoing oversight for standardized pollen and spore monitoring in Australia, ensuring quality and consistency of pollen and spore data for the community, clinicians and research purposes.

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AusPollen Aerobiology Standard Working Party members

Prof Janet Davies BSc PhD GAICD (Chair) - Queensland University of Technology, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

Prof Connie Katelaris AM MBBS PhD FRACP - Western Sydney University and Campbelltown Hospital, New South Wales, Australia.

Dr Penelope (Penny) Jones PhD BA(Hons) - Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Tasmania, Australia.

Dr Danielle Medek BSc MBBS PhD - Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.

A/Prof Paul Beggs BSc(Hons) PhD - Macquarie University, New South Wales, Australia.

Dr Nic Cooling BSc(Hons) DipND BMBS FRACGP DRACOG MEd - Director of Internationalisation and Global Health, University of Tasmania, Australia.

A/Prof Cenk Suphioglu BSc(Hons) PhD - Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

Prof Simon Haberle BA PhD - Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. 


Content created November 2020