Victorian epidemic thunderstorm asthma forecast

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Meet the team

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Assoc. Professor Ed Newbigin
Co-ordinator of the Melbourne Pollen Count
e-mail: edwardjn@unimelb.edu.au

Associate Professor Newbigin is a plant biologist in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne with nearly 30 years research experience in the areas of the cellular and molecular biology of plants. As coordinator of the Melbourne pollen count since 1997, he has been instrumental in delivering an important community service to Melbourne’s allergy sufferers, providing them with resources and information about the impact of grass pollen on human health. Through his work with community groups and as a member of cross-disciplinary groups of researchers, he has contributed significantly to raising the profile of aerobiology in Australia.

  
Dr Edwin R. Lampugnani
Project manager and postdoctoral researcher
e-mail: Edwin.Lampugnani@unimelb.edu.au

Edwin Lampugnani completed his PhD at Monash University (Australia) in the field of developmental plant genetics and is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne. Edwin's expertise lies in cell and molecular biology however, he is also interested in how citizen science can contribute to research outcomes. Edwin has been a part of the Melbourne Pollen Count team since 2011 and has played a central role in developing the infrastructure utilised by the team. Edwin is using citizen science to better understand how changes in environmental factors, including airborne pollen levels, affect peoples’ hay fever and asthma symptoms.

  
Dr Jeremy Silver
Postdoctoral researcher
e-mail: jeremy.silver@unimelb.edu.au

Jeremy Silver studied applied mathematics and statistics at the University of Melbourne, worked in biostatistics at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and then did a PhD in atmospheric modelling at Aarhus University, Denmark. He is currently a MacKenzie postdoctoral fellow at the University of Melbourne. Jeremy is developing a model for emissions, atmospheric transport and deposition of grass pollen in Australia. Jeremy's research addresses applications of satellite remote sensing for understanding emissions of pollen. Jeremy is interested in air quality modelling more generally and is involved with the National Environmental Science Programme's Clean Air and Urban Landscapes hub.

  
Usha Nattala
Senior Software Developer
e-mail: usha.nattala@unimelb.edu.au

Usha is a senior software developer with over a decade of experience across multiple technology stacks and in multiple domains. She did her Master of Computing (Computer Science) in the National University of Singapore and Bachelor of Computer Engineering in the University of Mumbai. Specializing in application development, data science and visualization and math-intensive programming, she quite enjoys the process of bringing to life the ideas of the best and brightest minds of our generation. In her leisure time she loves traveling, reading and writing sf&f, wushu taichiquan, painting and spending time with her sharp-cookie 7 year-old.

  
Ryan Lindsay
Senior Infrastructure Admin
e-mail: rlindsay@unimelb.edu.au

Ryan Lindsay studied Software Engineering at Napier University in Edinburgh and compleated his Masters in Information Technology at Herriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. He spent 11 years working in Industry both in the UK and in Australia for companies like Panasonic and Motorola. Over the last 8 years he has spent his time working in various Information Technology Research fields for The University of Melbourne. He has insterests in many areas of technology, including physical computing, empedded systems, big data, machine learning and web technologies.

He has a particular interest in the Melbourne Pollen Count as he has been a lifelong Asthma sufferer and has an allergen response to most airborne pollen.

 

Press Coverage

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2016

3 Australians critically ill after rare thunderstorm ... - Associated Press
An official says three patients remain critically ill three days after a rare ...
AS-Australia-Thunderstorm Asthma - Yahoo News - Infloria Latest ...
Australia: 3 Critically Ill After Rare Thunderstorm Asthma : Related ...
Bad News For Those With Hayfever This Spring
Columbia Basin Herald - World News, 3 Australians critically ill after ...
Deaths - Live - Search the Now: Waazon
Early start to Melbourne hayfever season - News.com.au
Experts Call Melb's 'Thunderstorm Asthma' Epidemic The Worst In ...
Experts work to predict 'thunderstorm asthma' events after four deaths ...
Forecast could reduce asthma storm deaths | SBS News
Hay fever season the worst we've seen it in years: experts. - Mamamia
Hayfever sufferers told to hunker down for an itchy, sneezy summer ...
Hayfever? This app will let you know when it's safe to go outside ...
It's not just about Melbourne: why we need a national approach to ...
KAKE.com | Wichita, Kansas News, Weather, Sports - 3 Australians ...
Latest news on Ambulance Victoria - Interceder.net
Melbourne Express: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - The Age
Melbourne Hayfever Sufferers Are Absolutley Copping It This Year
Melbourne hayfever sufferers sniffled through worst pollen count day ...
Melbourne Is Experiencing One Of Its Worst Ever Hay Fever Seasons ...
Melbourne Pollen Forecast Helps You Decide if You're Going Outside ...
Melbourne sneezes and itches through worst hayfever season in ...
MELBOURNE, Australia - 3 Australians critically ill after rare ...
November is the worst month for hayfever | Bendigo Advertiser
Predicting pollen - National Asthma Council Australia
Prof Ed Newbigin discussing thunderstorm asthma on ABC News 24 ...
Spring hay fever tipped to be severe as sneeze season arrives - The Age
Spring hayfever season predicted to be a bad one | AJP
Spring hayfever season to be worst in years due to winter rain, experts ...
Spring...hayfever warning! - Postscript
The Death Toll in Melbourne's Massive Asthma Outbreak Has Now ... - 2
The Dying Toll in Melbourne's Enormous Bronchial asthma Outbreak ...
The Health News – 8 November 2016 | Health Professional Radio
The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre says the size of the ...
THIS Could Help Prevent More Thunderstorm Asthma Deaths ...
THIS Could Help Prevent More Thunderstorm Asthma Deaths ...
This Is The Worst Hay Fever Season In Years! - Scoopla
This Year's Hayfever Is Worse Than Ever - Triple M
Three Australians Remain Critically Ill After a Thunderstorm Caused ...
Three critically ill, hundreds hospitalised after Melbourne's ...
Three critically ill, hundreds hospitalised after Melbourne's ...
Three remain critical after asthma storm - 9news.com.au
Three remain critical after asthma storm - Sky News
Three remain critical after asthma storm | Herald Sun
Three remain critical after asthma storm | The Weekly Times
'Thunderstorm asthma' - could it happen here? - New Historian Info
Thunderstorm asthma attack on Melbourne was 'equivalent to a ...
Thunderstorm asthma deaths under spotlight | SBS News
Thunderstorm asthma deaths under spotlight | SBS News
Thunderstorm asthma is a real thing that's killed 2 people in Australia ...
Thunderstorm Asthma is real, and a killer | True Strange Library
'Thunderstorm Asthma' Kills 8 in Australia - The New York Times
Thunderstorm asthma sends hundreds to hospital - YouTube
Thunderstorm asthma shows 'worrying' trend - The Tree of Liberty
Thunderstorm Asthma Strikes Australia : Related Articles | OOYUZ
Thunderstorm asthma: Five people critical, dozens still in Melbourne ...
'Thunderstorm Asthma': Freak Weather In Australia Triggers ... - OOYUZ
Thunderstorm asthma: Three people critical ... - Bendigo Advertiser
Thunderstorm asthma: Three people critical, 8500 ... - The Courier
Thunderstorm asthma: Three people critical, 8500 treated in ... - The Age
Thunderstorm asthma: 'You're talking an event equivalent to a terrorist ...
Thunderstorms Can Affect Sleep, Apnea, Asthma, Emphysema Over ...
Thundestorm Asthma - ABC News 22 November 2016 - YouTube
Two dead in Melbourne after thunderstorm causes asthma spike ...
Unprecedented "thunderstorm asthma" outbreak in Melbourne
Unprecedented "thunderstorm asthma" outbreak in Melbourne
Volcano Mount Sinabung - Bali Indonesia Travel Guide
We could've seen thunderstorm asthma coming and there are ways to ...
Weather News - Spring hayfever season to be worst in years due to ...
What is 'thunderstorm asthma' and what to do if you have it? - The Age
What is 'thunderstorm asthma' and what to do if you have it? | The ...
Why your hayfever is so bad this year yahoo7 be - Yahoo7
Worst hay fever season in 50 YEARS on the way after a ... - Daily Mail

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Wild winds, heavy rain and wintry conditions predicted for Melbourne

 

Survey Results

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Below is a graph showing how closely user survey results track the grass pollen counts.

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