Celebrate Pi Day with an exclusive update and conversation about how the University of Waterloo is positioning itself to play an important role in meeting the world's current and future health challenges with the Faculty of Mathematics Dean, Mark Giesbrecht.
The Dean will showcase the vision for the Faculty and our commitment to our international alumni, especially those in Hong Kong and the surrounding area.#DeansLectureHK
“Mathematics that cure us”, a lecture exploring the roles mathematics can play in drug discovery and development and in our ongoing health by Dr. Anita Layton, Canada 150 Research Chair in Mathematical Biology and Medicine, and Professor of Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Pharmacy and Biology at the University of Waterloo.
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, was first identified in December 2019. By December 11, 2020, the Pfizer vaccine became the first to receive emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration. Creating a vaccine in under a year is no small feat. While the coronavirus pandemic made a new normal of mask-wearing and physical distancing, it showcased the crucial role of vaccine research. What roles can mathematics play in drug discovery and development---and in keeping us healthy?
If you have any issues registering for this celebration, please email your name and degree/grad year to Kristine McGlynn, Alumni Engagement Program Specialist, Faculty of Mathematics.