Gasoline Engine Exhaust Toxicity

We investigate the toxicity of gasoline engine exhaust with a triple cell co-culture model of the human epithelial airway barrier.

Gasoline-powered passenger cars make up ¾ of all passenger cars in Switzerland. While diesel engine exhaust has been widely studied (see related publications), little is known about potential adverse health effects of gasoline engine exhaust on humans and the environment. With a 3D lung model we aim to investigate different biological endpoints after exposure to exhaust from cars with different fuels and / or after treatments. This project is done in collaboration with Prof. Jan Czerwinski (IC-Engines & Exhaust Emissions)

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