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Home | Seminars and Symposia | Past seminars/symposia: Monday, December 5, 2005

Data vaccination — Computational biology enhances infectious disease research

by

Lisa Herron-Olson
Microbiologist
Syntiron LLC

Monday, December 5, 2005
2:30 pm

402 Walter Library

Download slides (pdf 1.8 MB) Once considered a “solved problem” after the initial success of antibiotics in the 1940s, infectious disease has reemerged as a major topic in human health. Many old bugs evolved to outwit the simple combat strategies, while new bugs continue to emerge in a modern incubation pot accelerated by global travel, wilderness infiltration and an ever-increasing human population. In a world where infectious agents consistently occupy news headlines, computational biology must be exploited to accelerate scientific progress toward protecting against infectious disease. This talk will highlight the integral role of computation in infectious disease research, including functional and comparative genomics, proteomics, surveillance and epidemiology.