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PIL on Tuesday, March 10th

When:Tu 10-03-2020 12:00 - 13:00
Where:Boeringzaal

​​The third PIL of 2020 will be held on Tuesday, March 10th at 12 midday in the Boeringzaalwith lunch afterwards in the catering area of building 3219 (open area behind the ground floor canteen).
This PILwill be given by Fransien van Dijk from the group of Molecular Pharmacology.

Fluffy but dangerous? The effects of plastic microfibers on our lungs

Plastic microfibers, mainly originating from textiles, are nowadays a widespread contaminant. Inhalation of such fibers has been associated with interstitial lung disease in nylon flock workers. However, the means by which they affect lung tissue and epithelial growth remains unknown. In this talk, I will present our first results on the effects of nylon and polyester textile microplastic fibers on the cells that line the airways, as these are the first to come into contact with inhaled microfibers.

     
The dates and locations of the PILin 2019/2020 are as follows:
     
2020
Tuesday, March 10th: Boeringzaal - Fransien van Dijk
Tuesday, April 14th: Boeringzaal - Geert van den Bogaart
Tuesday, May 12th: Boeringzaal -  speaker to be announced
Tuesday, June 9th: Pharmacy Day  

You are all more than welcome to attend the PIL. The PIL committee hopes that you will come in great numbers.
   
Best regards, also on behalf of the PIL committee.


You are all more than welcome to attend the PIL. The PIL committee hopes that you will come in great numbers.