Dreamtalk: Using Technology to Stop Viral Outbreaks like Zika

In this Dreamtalk, Dr. Atul Butte a researcher in biomedical informatics and a biotechnology entrepreneur in Silicon Valley and the head of the Institute for Computational Health Sciences at the University of California at San Francisco and Dr. Pardis Sabeti, a full professor in the Center for Systems Biology and Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University and also on the faculty of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a senior associate member at the Broad Institute and head of the Sabeti Lab will share how Big Data helps predict outbreaks and how advanced genomic sequencing technology identified a single point of infection from an animal reservoir to a human in the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.


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