PNNL Announces Next Seminar as part of its Special Edition Community Science and Technology Seminar Series
The next seminar in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Special Edition Community Science and Technology Seminar Series, “What Do Bats Have to Do with It?”, presented by Amy Sims, virologist at PNNL, will take place on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 5pm via Zoom.
The wild world of viral outbreaks often starts in the depth of our world’s actual wilderness. Over the last century, most pandemics have resulted from humans encountering host animal species carrying the virus. This talk will explore why viruses can cause little to no disease in certain species but result in serious contagious diseases that spread easily among human populations. What did we know about coronaviruses before the pandemic? How and why is the coronavirus genome mutating? What are the current treatment options, and when will more be available? How can we prepare ourselves more effectively in the future? Join us to learn to learn the answer to these questions and more.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Community Science and Technology Seminar Series was launched to help the general public better understand and explore how science transforms our world.
Those who are interested can register here.
Email your press release and a photo to Austin Regimbal, Marketing & Communications Director. Press releases are posted in their entirety. This is a free benefit for members of the Tri-City Regional Chamber.