Re ECF Project: 2015-17

Project Title: Characterization of the composition and seasonal dynamics of the microorganisms associated with PM2.5 and PM10 air pollutants in Hong Kong

Applicant: Dr LEE Patrick Kwan Hon, City University of Hong Kong

Total Approved Grant: $499,900

Duration: 1/7/2016 to 31/12/2017

Project Status/Remarks: On-going

The objective of this project is to analyze the microorganisms associated with outdoor particular matters in ambient air at eight different outdoor locations in Hong Kong over four seasons using advanced DNA sequencing technology. The biological data will be correlated with the chemical data from air quality monitoring stations. The significance of this study is that it will add to our understanding of the air pollutants in Hong Kong and allow the appropriate preventive measures to be taken to protect public health.

Summary of the Findings/Outcomes:
To be available upon completion of the project