TSI Seminar

TSI is launching the Real-Time QCM MOUDI : a quartz crystal microbalance impactor by MSP. Combining two technologies to provide real-time accurate mass measurement, this model provides real-time mass concentrations and distributions.

A webinar is being organized on Thursday, April 5th, 2018 and you can register through this link.

During this webinar, TSI experts will describe the fundamental technologies employed in the Real-Time QCM MOUDI: highlighting the instrument’s key capabilities and providing examples of data collected by the instrument.


H/T: Nishant Mittal 

Short Course on Air Pollution, Climate & Health

PHFI-HSPH GEOHealth Hub for Research and Capacity Building is organizing a course on methodologies for air pollution, climate and health data analysis. It will cover time series analysis, GLM and regression and analysis of longitudinal and clustered data among other things.

The course will run from January 15-19, 2018 and is currently accepting applications (Application form).

Deadline: Noon (12 PM) on December 22, 2017

Send your applications to Suganthi Jaganathan (please mention “short course” in the subject line)

Who should attend the course? 

This course is designed for researchers who have Postgraduate degree in Public Health or related discipline and working in the area of environmental health and who want to deepen and extend their knowledge.


PhD Position in IS-Global Barcelona

IS-Global are recruiting a PhD student to join a dynamic team in air pollution and urban environments. The student will develop new research on the health impacts of climate change and urbanization in a rapidly urbanizing population in South India. The project takes advantage of rich health and environmental data available through the Andhra Pradesh Children and Parents Study (apcaps.lshtm.ac.uk) and the CHAI project. This trans-disciplinary project  involves collaboration  international experts in climate change and development, epidemiology, and health impact assessment. The student will gain skills in quantitative health impact assessment, and manipulating diverse datasets from climate models, remote sensing, and epidemiological studies.

Deadline: November 20, 2017 


Professional Development: Grant writing

Recently, someone contacted me to ask for help in writing a research proposal. While I am not an expert myself, I thought it might be helpful to put together a list of resources to help early career researchers as they set out to write grant applications.

Here are a few to get you started:

10 tips for a successful grant application

Also, talk to people who have written grants (and won them), and ask them for advice!

Finally, check out AuthorAID, an international network for researchers from developing countries

Do you know of other useful resources? Share them!


MPH (Environmental Health) Opportunity

The Global Environmental and Occupational Health (GEOHealth) Hub on Air Pollution and Cardiovascular Disease is a joint effort of the Public Health Foundation of India and the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, and is funded by the Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health, USA through Harvard School of Public Health. The Hub will focus on research and capacity building related to Air Pollution.

What is an MPH degree?

Professional degrees of Public Health

Deadline: August 31, 2017


Contact Dr. Suganthi Jaganathan (suganthi[dot]jaganathan[at]phfi[dot]org).


GEOHealth Hub Announcement for MPH 2018 intake

*Applicants do not have to be full-time PHFI/IIPH faculty or employees*

Satellite Remote Sensing of Air Quality

What: Training on Satellite Remote Sensing of Air Quality

Host: Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, MoES [Link]

When: May 23- 26, 2017

Where: Pune, India

NASA satellite data can be used for a variety of applications, including air quality forecasting, smoke and fire detection, and PM2.5 monitoring. This training will cover the access and use of NASA resources for decision-making activities related to air quality. A presentation on relevant data products, as well as the online tools used to acquire and visualize aerosol and trace gas data, will be followed by an air quality case study. Participants will have the opportunity to use available data portals and visualization tools to identify, track, and measure air quality events of their choosing.

Attendees will:

  • Become familiar with specific data products, including data from MODIS, MISR, OMI, VIIRS, and CALIPSO, and online tools, such as Worldview and Giovanni
  • Conduct a case study incorporating data portals, visualization tools, and satellite data to identify, track, and measure an air quality event
  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses of the data products discussed


This training is restricted to participants from India only.

Registration Deadline: March 15, 2017