APTL's scientific work on the health effects assessment of the diesel emissions was awarded by the Swiss doctors for the Environmental Protection ("Ärztinnen und Ärzte für Umweltschutz") with the Trojan Horse Prize for the best contribution on investigation health effects of automotive emissions, during the 21st ETH-Conference on Combustion Generated Nanoparticles at Zurich on June 19-22, 2017.
The work was presented by Penelope Baltzopoulou and refers to the "Cross Evaluating the Effects of a Cerium-Based Diesel Fuel Additive on Exhaust Toxicity with in vitro Air-Liquid Interface Cell Exposure Systems of Different Flow Patterns" (Penelope K. Baltzopoulou, Lynn E. Secondo, Akrivi Asimakopoulou, Daniel Deloglou, Christos Softas, Spyros Petrakis, Leonidas Chasapidis, Eleni Papaioannou, Nastassja A. Lewinski and Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos).
This authorship is a collaboration of APTL/CPERI/CERTH with the Virginia Commonwealth University (USA).
Find the related abstract at http://www.nanoparticles.ch/2017_ETH-NPC-21/2017_ETH-NPC-21_book_of_abstracts_paper.pdf (pp. 8)
Dr. med Jacques Schiltknecht awards the APTL member, Penelope Baltzopoulou with the Trojan Horse Prize.