Public Lecture: The Science Behind Ebola: Evolution, Epidemiology, and Experimental TreatmentsExport this event to calendar

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

A digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of numerous Ebola virus particles attached to an infected cell.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. This event is now sold out. You are welcome to join us at the theatre, and once those with tickets are seated we will fill any remaining seats. The lecture will be recorded and posted on the University of Waterloo YouTube channel.

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.

Cost 
Free parking provided in Lot H
Location 
HH - J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
Humanities Theatre
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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