The Science Behind Ebola: Free Public LectureExport this event to calendar

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 — 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo is hosting a free public lecture event and panel discussion to explore the science behind the Ebola virus.

Speakers include Christine Dupont, a biology professor, who will examine the biology of the Ebola virus. She will discuss where the virus came from and how it affects the human body.

Shannon Majowicz, a professor with the School of Public Health and Health Systems ,will speak about the epidemiology of this viral disease, how it spreads and mechanisms to prevent infection.

Marc Aucoin, a chemical engineering professor, will explain the science behind ZMapp and VSV-EBOV, the Canadian experimental drug and vaccine used against the Ebola virus.

After the short lectures, attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers in a panel discussion.

Please register to attend the event.   

Location 
ML - Modern Languages
Theatre of the Arts
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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