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Date(s) - 01/15/2015
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

UNC Charlotte Center city,


Location: UNC Charlotte Center City Room 204

In 2014 we experienced several outbreaks of infectious diseases including some familiar, such as influenza, and some less familiar, such as Ebola and Chikungunya. From the point of view of biology, the novelty of the pathogens underlying these disease contrasts with their level of familiarity. Some of these pathogens, such as H3N2 and H7N9 influenza, are new because their genes have recently changed. Other pathogens such Ebola and Chikungunya have been known for some time and are mostly novel in their range and intensity.

Join Daniel Janies Ph.D., Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics at UNC Charlotte, as he illustrates some of the basics of the biology and spread of these pathogens over time, space, and various hosts. Engage in a discussion as he shares his aim to lay a framework using genetics and geography for constant monitoring of diseases rather than responding to a series of emergencies. With this framework in place, the public health system can be run with more of a weather-map concept rather than a crisis-to-crisis mentality.

Parking provided at 319 0r 422 East 9th Street.

Parking Permit must be displayed on your dash. Email Alisa Wickliff at abwickli@uncc.edu to receive a parking permit.