26 Mar

Understanding Microbes Indoors: Impacts to Public Health, Critical Infrastructure and the Water Supply

Please join the American Association for the Advancement of Science for a public luncheon briefing entitled:

“Understanding Microbes Indoors: Impacts to Public Health, Critical Infrastructure and the Water Supply”

 

Wednesday, March 26, 12:00-1:30 pm

2325 Rayburn House Office Building

 

Tremendous numbers and diverse species of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and protozoa exist in the air, in water systems, and on surfaces, forming microbial communities or “microbiomes.” All of the environments we build contain microbiomes: houses, offices, stores, hospitals, modes of transportation, and more. Join AAAS to learn about how microbiomes exist within our hospitals, how they travel through our water supply and build resistance to antibiotics, and how they affect our country’s critical infrastructure through corrosion. Panel members will include:

 

-Jack Gilbert, Ph.D., Environmental Microbiologist, Argonne National Laboratories and Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago

-Mark Hernandez, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado

-Amy Pruden, Ph.D., E.I., Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech

 

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 AAAS is a non-profit, non-partisan organization. Since it was founded in 1848, AAAS has been dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge for the good of society as a whole. 

26 Mar 2014
12:00 pm
2325 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC