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Brain mapping and public health

  • Freewheel Brewing Company 3736 Florence Street Redwood City, CA, 94063 United States (map)

Did you know technological innovation is rapidly changing the challenges and opportunities of public health? Researchers are mapping brain connections to improve diagnosis and treatment of depression and anxiety. Come and learn more from the experts in the field!

Join us at our favorite bar to find out more! 

$5 in advance / $7 at the door

Food and drinks available for purchase.

Family friendly, bring your kid! 


Pathogen genomics and public health

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Duncan MacCannell

Chief Science Officer, CDC’s Office of Advanced Molecular Detection (OAMD)

Technological innovation is rapidly changing how we approach surveillance, diagnosis and response to infectious diseases. This talk will discuss how technologies such as next-generation sequencing (NGS) and mass spectrometry are being used for applied research and outbreak response, and the challenges and opportunities for public health on the road ahead.


Mapping brain connections to improve treatment of mental illness

Dr. Leonardo Tozzi

Postdoc at Stanford

Depression and anxiety affect over 400 million people globally and are leading causes of disability. At present, diagnoses of these disorders don’t take into account the biology of the brain and there is no way to predict if a treatment is going to be effective for an individual patient. In my research, I leverage data from the Human Connectome Project, a large effort to map connections between areas of the brain, to improve diagnosis and treatment of depression and anxiety.

Earlier Event: September 26
Science of taste and finding E.T.
Later Event: December 19
Human genome and travel to MARS!