Adventures in the virosphere: Charting the world of viruses

12 September 2018

Adventures in the virosphere: Charting the world of viruses

Presented by Professor Edward Holmes FAA FRS, ARC Australian Laureate Fellow

 

Viruses are everywhere – you are surrounded by them. Most of the DNA and RNA on earth comes from viruses because there are so many of them, yet we know remarkably little about how they live.

Discover how new technological developments in ‘metagenomics’ are allowing us to obtain a glimpse of this total universe of viruses – the virosphere – for the first time.

Professor Edward Holmes will reveal research showing that viruses are far older, diverse and complex than we realised, and that their reputation for always causing severe disease is perhaps misplaced.
Find out how these metagenomics techniques are also allowing diagnosis of novel infectious diseases with incredible accuracy.

Take an adventure into the virosphere with this Sydney Science Forum.

 

Event details

  • When: 5.45pm - 7.00pm
  • Where:

    Eastern Avenue Auditorium

    Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

  • Cost: Free, registration essential
  • Registration:https://adventures-in-the-virosphere.eventbrite.com.au
  • Contact:

    Cassandra Chester

    Faculty of Science

    cassandra.chester@sydney.edu.au



Adventures in the virosphere: Charting the world of viruses

Where

Eastern Avenue Auditorium

Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

When

12 September 2018


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