Malin Alsved

Doctoral Student,

Research

My research is about understanding and preventing the spreading of airborne diseases. It is important that we understand in what environments microorganisms and viruses thrive and where they do not, in order to be able to adjust the indoor environment where we spend most of our time. One critical location for airborne infections is operating theatres in hospitals, where microbial downfall into an open wound can lead to long and deep infections that are both costly and painful. We are now evaluating three ventilations systems for operating theatres at Helsingborgs lasarett in order to see which one that is most suitable with respect to air cleanliness, energy efficiency and working environment.