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Advances in virology, immunology, and computation to monitor and control outbreaks
April 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Advances in biological and computational sciences have enabled massive leaps in basic research and medicine over the recent decades. Relative to these medical advances, advances in public health and particularly infectious diseases have been modest. The SARS-CoV2 pandemic has shown us the consequences of investing so fully in medicine without a strong foundation of public health. This talk will provide examples of the technological leaps that are taking place in the medical sciences, in part as a result of COVID-19, and will discuss how they can be coupled with advances in computational tools to usher in exciting new approaches to public health that can help us get out of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and prevent similar global catastrophes in the future.