It’s everyone’s favorite time of year: flu season! Well, maybe not everyone looks forward to flu season, but this event will feature talks from scientists who just might. Jeffrey Shaman will discuss how statistical models can be used to forecast the spread of infectious diseases, including influenza, using environmental data. Some of his work has focused specifically on predicting the spread of respiratory viral infections right here in NYC. We’ll also hear from a microbiologist Nicole Bouvier about the biology of the flu virus itself.
The evening will also include a demonstration of the spread of (fake) pathogens in public spaces. Come experience an evening of science and beer… and don’t forget the Purell!