Saturday Morning Physics
Evolution of Infectious Diseases: from Host-Parasite Arms Races to Superbugs


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  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 02/04/2006
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Location: 170 & 182 Dennison Building

  • Description: Pathogens have always existed in a changing environment where keeping up with the quickly shifting immune defenses of the host is key for survivial. Because of their impressive capacity to respond rapidly to change, bacteria and viruses have been able to evolve multiple molecular answers to many of today's antibiotics. Learn how the rise of antibiotic resistance can impact your life and what is being done to deal with this challenge.

    Detailed Information
    All talks are free and refreshments will be served. Visitor parking for the seminars (Central Campus) is across the street from the Dennison Building in the U-M Church Street structure. There is a $2.00 parking charge implemented by U-M Parking Services.

    Contact Information
    For more information regarding the Saturday Morning Physics series, see the Physics Department website, or call 734.764.4437