Events - Daily
|Monday, April 30|
Erel Levine, Harvard, How to worm infection dynamics out of worms?
Bacterial infection is characterized by a multi-scale noisy dynamics with unpredictable outcome. In my talk I introduce bacterial infection of the worm intestine as a minimal tractable model of bacterial infection. I discuss how this model could be used to address key questions in the field, and suggest experimental and theoretical approaches to study it.
Joseph Henry Room, Jadwin Hall · 12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Pardis Sabeti, Harvard/Broad, Evolutionary Forces in Humans and Pathogens
We are in the midst of a revolution in the fields of genomics and public health. The completion of the human genome sequence, the availability of genome sequence from increasing numbers of related species, the availability of genome-wide human variation data, and the ability to rapidly generate new data have created unprecedented opportunities to study human biology, evolution, and disease. These same tools are also making it possible to carry out unprecedented studies in the microbial pathogens that affect humans. With a background in both biology and medicine, my research goals are to use the rapidly emerging resources to: (1) Develop and apply methods to detect natural selection in the human genome; (2) Investigate the underlying functional changes driving human evolution; (3) Study the genomic evolution of the microbial pathogens that affect humans; and (4) Build new computational tools for studies of genomics and public health. The key infectious diseases of my labs’s current studies are Plasmodium Falciparum malaria, Vibrio Cholerae cholera, and Lassa virus fever.
Carl Icahn Lab 101 · 4:15 p.m.– 5:15 p.m.