Title: Ecogenomic sensors for understanding human health and the environment, Dr. Dierdre Meldrum, Dean of the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Summary: Studying different types of microbes that have adapted to survive in different, often extreme, conditions provides information about biogeochemical cycles, metabolic capabilities, and the complex interactions that affect the health of our planet. In addition, it increases our understanding of cellular biology, which enables us to develop links between genomics, cell function (or dysfunction) and disease. Understanding these interrelationships will aid in the development of diagnostic tools to measure the health status across all dimensions of human health, from defects in single cells to alterations in the normal function of tissues and organs. Such knowledge could lead to the early diagnosis of major illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and stroke.Parking in the underground garage at the Collier Center will be validated through Jennings Strouss.
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Registration deadline is 12:00 p.m. on December 10, 2007.