Friday, September 20, 2013

Senior Seminar Presents: "Mathematical Epidemiology and Combating Diseases" on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Any good plague thriller movie features a scene where they predict the spread of a lethal Hollywood disease.  At Tuesday's Senior Seminar, biotechnology senior Joshua Allman explains how this works in real life and how the information can be used to combat the spread of disease.

Mathematical Epidemiology and Combating Diseases 
by Joshua Allman 
Tuesday, September 24 
3:05 - 3:55 p.m.
in Patterson 324

Abstract: The field of mathematical epidemiology is dedicated to developing mathematical models that describe how diseases act on populations, and is a critical element in devising strategies to combat epidemics. Mathematical epidemiology played a significant role in the eradication of smallpox. Its significance continues to increase as new resources, treatments and computing power become available to health officials. Some general methods for developing mathematical epidemiological models will be presented along with applications of those models to fight infectious diseases.  All are welcome to attend these seminars. 

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