Public Lecture: The Science Behind Ebola: Evolution, Epidemiology, and Experimental Treatments

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

The Faculties of Science, Engineering and Applied Health Sciences invite the public to attend an evening lecture and discussion to explore the science behind the Ebola virus. Please register for a ticket to attend this free event.

Lecturer Christine Dupont, PhD of the Department of Biology will give an opening talk examining where the Ebola virus came from and how it affects the human body.

Professor Shannon Majowicz of the School of Public Health and Health Systems will discuss Ebola’s epidemiology, exploring how it spreads and mechanisms to prevent infection.

Professor Marc Aucoin of the Department of Chemical Engineering will explain the science behind ZMapp and VSV-EBOV, the Canadian experimental drug and vaccine used against the Ebola virus.

The audience will have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions in a panel discussion following the lectures.