Brandi Klingerman | October 30, 2018
From Saturday, October 28 through Thursday, November 1, members of the University of Notre Dame research community will travel to New Orleans, LA for the annual American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) meeting. Of the over 40 Notre Dame faculty, researchers, and students in attendance, many will be presenting their research through lectures, presentations, and posters.
“The Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) strives to advance efforts to combat diseases affecting the world's most disadvantaged, including tropical infectious diseases which are the focus of the ASTMH's work,” said Bernard Nahlen, director of the EIGH, professor of biological sciences, and fellow of the ASTMH. “Attending this annual meeting helps our institute’s researchers continue to strengthen connections with colleagues from throughout the world and to identify opportunities for collaboration to find solutions that accomplish our shared goal of a healthier world for all.”
The University has a long history of participation in and leadership of the ASTMH. This year, a Pre-Meeting Course will be led by Michael Ferdig, professor of biological sciences, and postdoctoral fellow Katrina Button-Simons, titled, “Big Data and Genomics – A Practical Workshop on Sequence Analysis in Parasitology.” Both Button-Simons and Ferdig will be serving as instructors for this course and are also presenting a lecture called, “Artemisinin resistance gene K13 is linked to DNA replication and repair.”
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