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Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Tan Chee Wah, National University of Singapore, "Serology in infectious disease investigation"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Department of Biochemistry (HOST: Dr. Nicholas Wu)
Location
Charles G. Miller Auditorium, B102 Chemical and Life Science Laboratory
Date
Oct 27, 2023   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Tan Chee Wah
Contact
Cara Day
E-Mail
caraday@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-2013
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Originating Calendar
Biochemistry Department Seminars

Abstract

Nearly all pandemics in the modern era are originated from animals. The impact of intensive land use and climate changes not only disrupts wildlife ecosystems but also increases the risk of spillover of zoonotic pathogens into the human population. The unprecedented loss of human lives, livelihood disruptions, and shuttering economies during the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the inadequacy of pandemic preparedness and the need to reinforce the existing pandemic readiness strategy. In today's seminar, I will elaborate on the importance of serology in infectious disease investigation and how next-generation serology helps assess the disease risk of novel zoonotic viruses.

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