april, 2021

23apr12:00 pm“From Polio to Covid: Environmental Virology at its Best” Joan Rose: iSEE Congress 2020

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Abstract: Since the era of waterborne jaundice and polio, diseases spread by viruses were present prior to our understanding of these unique biological entities. Environmental virology attempts to understand the disease risk through the monitoring of viruses in wastewater, fresh and marine waters. The advent of molecular tools and high throughput sequencing technologies coupled with metagenomics has offered the opportunity to identify human viral pathogens including the global spread of diseases such as COVID-19. We now have the ability to monitor community health via the surveillance of our wastewater thus addressing global grand challenges including the implementation of worldwide vaccination programs.

Bio: Rose has spent her career tracking pathogens in water, from E. coli to the COVID-19 virus. The 2016 recipient of the prestigious Stockholm Water Prize, Rose studies waterborne health threats by mapping the world’s waterways. Her global activity includes the investigation of waterborne disease outbreaks and the study of water supplies, treatment, and reclamation. Her applied research interests include study of microbial pathogens in recreational waters and climatic factors impacting water quality. She has published more than 300 manuscripts.

This event is one of four noon-hour lectures making up iSEE Congress 2021: The Future of Water.

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