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iSEE/JACS MillerComm Lecture: Joan Rose, "From Polio to COVID: Environmental Virology at its Best"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment (iSEE); Center for African Studies; Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies; Center for Global Studies; Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; European Union Center; Illinois Global Institute; Lemann Center for Brazilian Studies; Program in Arms Control and Domestic and International Security; Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center; Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program; College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences; Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Department of Geology; Center for Business and Public Policy; Department of Atmospheric Sciences; Department of Crop Sciences; Department of Geography; Department of Plant Biology; Department of Resources and Environmental Sciences; Institute of Government and Public Affairs; School of Earth, Society, and Environment; School of Integrative Biology
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Apr 23, 2021   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Joan B. Rose (Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University)
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Registration
Registration
Contact
Center for Global Studies
E-Mail
global-studies@illinois.edu
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6
Originating Calendar
Russian, E. European & Eurasian Center: Co-sponsored Events

Since the era of waterborne jaundice and polio, environmental virology has attempted to understand disease risk through the monitoring of viruses in wastewater, and fresh and marine waters. More recently, the advent of molecular tools coupled with metagenomics has offered the opportunity to identify human viral pathogens including the global spread of diseases such COVID-19. We now have the ability to monitor community health via the surveillance of our wastewater, helping to meet global grand challenges in public health including the implementation of world-wide vaccination programs.

 

Joan B. Rose is the recipient of the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize. She is Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University.

 

Hosted by: Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and the Environment



In conjunction with: Center for Business and Public Policy, Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Crop Sciences, Department of Geography, Department of Geology, Department of Plant Biology, Department of Resources and Environmental Sciences, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, School of Earth, Society, and Environment, School of Integrative Biology

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