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Free Minicourse: "New Technologies Against Infectious Diseases"

Saturday, February 4, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
100 Thomas Building on the University Park campus

"The Quest for One Healthy Planet" is the 2017 theme of the annual Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science -- a free public minicourse that does not require registration or exams. The lectures take place on six consecutive Saturday mornings beginning at 11 a.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the University Park campus. The six speakers are scientists whose research is at the frontiers of knowledge about how the health of the Earth is affecting the health of people and other forms of life on our planet.

The "New Technologies Against Infectious Diseases"  minicourse will take place on Feb. 4 by Nita Bharti, assistant professor of biology, research associate in Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, and Society in Science Branco Weiss Fellow at Penn State.

Future lectures in the series are:

-- "One World . . . One Health" on Feb. 11 by Peter Hudson, Willaman Professor of Biology and director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences at Penn State;

-- "The Race to Grow Enough Food for Everyone" on Feb. 18 by Jonathan Lynch, professor of plant nutrition at Penn State; and

-- "Marine Mammals as Health Sentinels for Oceans and Us" on Feb. 25 by Gregory D. Bossart, senior vice president for animal health, research and conservation at the Georgia Aquarium.

The Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science is an annual free public minicourse organized and supported by the Penn State Eberly College of Science as an enjoyable and enlightening learning opportunity for eager learners in the Central Pennsylvania area and beyond. After presentation, the lectures are archived online for viewing worldwide. More information about the Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science, including archived recordings of previous lectures, is online at

For more information or access assistance, contact the Eberly College of Science Office of Communications by phone at 814-863-4682 or by email at

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