National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit

We have world class facilities for research and commercial activity in atmospheric science, allergy, product testing, forensic palynology, crop protection and plant science.

National Pollen and Aerobiology Research Unit

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University wins award to help save forests from disease

NPARU and the University of Worcester have won an award as part of the research project looking at the New approaches for the early detection of tree health pests and pathogens. This project is a partnership between Fera, the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Forest Research, the James Hutton Institute, Rutherford Appleton Laboratories and the Universities of Aberdeen, Oxford, Exeter, Greenwich, Hertfordshire, St. Andrews and Worcester.

The BBSRC have awarded £7M to seven new research projects to improve understanding of tree pests and pathogens, and associated plant biosecurity as part of the multi-disciplinary Tree Health and Plant Biosecurity Initiative. (THAPBI).  The work is being co-funded by BBSRC, Defra (with support of the Welsh Government), ESRC, Forestry Commission, NERC and the Scottish Government.



Apply now for MSc Airborne Infectious Agents and Allergens


Infectious diseases have a huge impact on the health of humans, animals and plants.  This unique programme meets the demands of curious minds of young scientists, nurses and clinicians in this field.  You will have contact with first-class teaching staff who will challenge you to consider the impact of all the elements of infectious agents and allergens.  You will be in a professional dynamic environment with strong links with agriculture and biotech industry, clinical trials and international centres.  For further information, or to apply please visit the MSc Airborne Infectious Agents & Allergens page.


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Pollen, spores and forecasting

Find out about the current pollen and spore forecast, allergenic pollen types, the pollen calendar, low pollen count holiday destinations, frequently asked questions

Pollen, spores & forecasting

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