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Monday, February 10 2020
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Petit Biotechnology Building, Room 1128 - 791 Atlantic Dr, Atlanta, GA 30332
Free food
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Coronavirus Forum

The Center for Microbial Dynamics and Infection will host a special a special Corornavirus Forum, featuring three short talks spanning real-time sequence analysis, outbreak strength estimation, and drug development. 

The first of the talks will be presented on phylodynamics and real-time sequence analysis by Trevor Bedford, who will be joining via video conference. Dr. Bedford is an Associate Member at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division and the Computational Biology Program. He is also an Affiliate Associate Professor in the Department of Genome Sciences and the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Washington.

The second talk will be presented by Joshua Weitz on estimating outbreak strength and speed in regards to the coronavirus. Dr. Weitz is a professor in the GT School of Biological Sciences and the director of the Georgia Tech Interdisciplinary PhD in Quantitative Biosciences. 

The third talk focusing on viral replication and drug design will be presented by Phil Santangelo, a professor in the Georgia Tech Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering.

The forum is open to all and will take place in IBB 1128 on Monday, February 10th from 3:00 - 4:00PM, with a science networking session to follow from 4:00 - 4:30PM. Free light refreshments will be provided during the networking session.

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