Health Science Discovery Tour
307 Westlake Ave N, Suite 500
307 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
Seattle is known as the Silicon valley for saving lives. Join this tour to see how the Center for Infectious Disease Research is contributing to that reputation, and get a hands-on look into how science research for health is done. Alexis Kaushansky (speaker at TEDxSeattle2016) and colleagues at the Center for Infectious Disease Research (CIDR) will be providing interactive learning tours of several of the labs with complementary expertise and specialties at this globally reknown research center. These tours will explore the tagline of CIDR and help give new experiences that shed light on People, Science, and Hope. This adventure will include:
1. People – Experience a day in the life of Tuberculosis.
2. Science – Malaria Lab tour and mosquito dissection and
3. Hope – An investigation into systems biology through the lens of HIV/Viruses.
Every year, nearly 4 million people die from the “Big Three” (HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria) infectious diseases. For real progress in combating these diseases and other infectious diseases, fundamental knowledge is still lacking. Successfully preventing and treating these infectious diseases will require, and will be dramatically hastened by, a deep scientific understanding of pathogen biology, the human immune system, and the interface between them. CIDR has a diverse group of researchers from many disciplines, and we are fortunate to all be working under the same roof and for the same global mission. Because of this, we utilize collaboration and come together to share strategies and knowledge. We aim to discover potential overlaps in disease functionality and to identify the grand challenges of infectious disease research. Together, we have greater potential to combat some of the world’s most devastating diseases.