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Saturday, March 14 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Stopping Outbreaks with Genomics

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Bacteria and viruses are passed between people with every touch and breath that we take. Some of those transmissible microbes can cause devastating disease and the healthcare industry is making great strides to prevent those illnesses. By applying the amazing technologies developed to sequence the human genome to bacteria and viruses, scientists can detect each jump that they make between human hosts with incredible accuracy and precision, radically transforming public health for the better.
This session will teach a novice audience about genomics and how it can reinvigorate our fight against infectious disease.

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Samuel Minot

Bioinformatics Specialist, Signature Science LLC
Samuel Minot, PhD is a Bioinformatics Specialist at Signature Science, LLC. He completed his thesis in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Pennsylvania studying the human microbiome using high-throughput genome sequencing technologies. He has a longstanding interest in... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
JW Marriott Room 201-202 110 E 2nd St

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