Videos of Dr. Eric Green’s Keynote Address and Panel Discussion Rounds from An Evening with the Experts: DNA, Personalized Medicine and You! coming soon!
September 23, 2015, Nine Network of Public Media broadcast of Science Matters segment featuring St. Louis native, Dr. Eric Green, Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute of the National Institutes of Health, on the promise of genomics and precision medicine.
See video of our Junior Academy of Science Billiken Bots event!
Featured Speaker: Gautam Dantas, Ph.D., 2015 Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Innovation Award recipient, The Academy of Science of St. Louis; and Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Immunology, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University School of Medicine. Disease-causing bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to all available antibiotics, causing approximately 23,000 deaths and costing the U.S. $35 billion each year. This scenario is predicted to worsen, with fewer and fewer new drugs coming to market. New DNA sequencing and computational technologies are enabling a deeper understanding of how antibiotic resistance evolves and spreads in diverse bacteria, providing critical insights into prevention and diagnosis of future infections. The Academy’s 2015 Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Innovation Award recipient, Gautam Dantas offers a compelling look at how these technologies reveal an intricate network of antibiotic resistance exchange between bacteria across habitats as diverse as the soil, the human body, and hospital environments. Fighting Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs is a Science in St. Louis Series partnership between The Academy of Science – St. Louis, St. Louis County Libraries, the Photosynthetic Research Antenna Center (PARC), and Washington University’s Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement.