Emerging Pathogen Research Across the Americas
Topic: Applied Ecology and Infectious Disease
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM EST or 5:00 - 7:00 PM UTC (this program will be recorded)
Location: Online via Zoom
Digital Sequence Information (DSI), such as genetic sequence data, play a critical role in understanding and addressing infectious diseases. DSI about pathogens provides key information, such as mutation rate, provenance, and migration trajectories, which can all enable disease management in a variety of systems. Furthermore, exemplary research on zika, lyme disease, malaria, and SARS viruses have relied on international partnerships. Join us for this workshop to recognize and document the value of DSI for infectious disease research, and learn together how to navigate the Nagoya Protocol and national policies to conduct upstanding biodiversity science to benefit the planet.
- Jocelyn Colella, University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute, USA
- Marcelo Weksler, Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- Gerardo Suzan, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico
- Luciana Silvestri, Instituto de Ciencias Humanas, Sociales y Ambientales (INCIHUSA), Argentina.
- American Society of Mammalogists
- Natural Science Collections Alliance
- Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
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