Dr Edwin R. Lampugnani

Molecular Biologist and Senior Research Fellow, School of BioSciences, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne; Member, Melbourne Pollen Count Team

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Environment

Exploring the air we breathe

While hay fever sufferers are well aware of the pollen in Melbourne’s air, ongoing research is investigating exactly what other particles we might be breathing

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Sciences & Technology

Melbourne’s pollen riddle

While most of us are familiar with grass pollen and how it triggers hay fever and asthma, researchers find ‘other’ pollen can actually be more abundant in the air

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Sciences & Technology

Severity of Melbourne’s grass pollen season hanging on rain

In good news 2021 is shaping as an average pollen season but late spring rain may yet cause a heavier-than-average allergy burden

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Sciences & Technology

Thunderstorm asthma: Counting pollen to save lives

This year’s dry winter is good news for Melbourne’s hay fever sufferers, but after last year’s thunderstorm asthma event claimed nine lives, there are never any guarantees when it comes to pollen

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Sciences & Technology

The sticky business of pollen counting

The Melbourne Pollen Count is a vital resource for the city’s allergy sufferers - Ed Newbigin, Edwin Lampugnani and Jeremy Silver are part of the team behind it

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