By: Rita Colwell, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA.

Date: Tuesday 30th of August

Time: 2 PM

Lecture hall: E306, Svante Arrhenius väg 20C

Dr. Rita Colwell, distinguished Professor from the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health in the United States, was named the 2010 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate. Dr. Colwell’s pioneering research on the prevention of waterborne infectious diseases has helped protect the health and lives of millions.

Dr. Colwell is widely recognized as one of this century’s most influential voices in science, technology, and policy associated with water and health. She has made exceptional contributions to control the spread of cholera, a waterborne pathogen that infects 3 to 5 million people and leads to an estimated 120,000 deaths each year. Through her groundbreaking research, innovations and decades of scientific leadership, she has defined our current understanding of the ecology of infectious diseases and developed the use of advanced technologies to halt their spread. Her work has established the basis for environmental and infectious disease risk assessment used around the world.

There will also be a small reception outside the lecture hall directly after the talk and everyone is invited.

Host: Klas Udekwu

 

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