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Study of Human Diseases at the Intersections of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Biology

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Air date: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 3:00:00 PM
Time displayed is Eastern Time, Washington DC Local
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Category: Wednesday Afternoon Lectures
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Description: Suresh, on leave from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was dean of the School of Engineering, will deliver a science lecture, "Study of Human Diseases at the Intersections of Physical Sciences, Engineering and Biology."

Suresh has long advocated for the integration of biology and engineering. At MIT he has been involved with the creation of multiple pioneering initiatives, such as placing engineering labs in the new MIT Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research; establishing the MIT Department of Biological Engineering; and forming an international alliance of engineers and biologists to study tuberculosis, avian flu, malaria and respiratory syncytial virus.

How are the onset and progression of human diseases influenced by systematic changes in physical properties at the molecular and cell level, and vice versa? What new insights into the mechanistic origins of an infectious disease can be gained by combining the latest advances from seemingly unconnected disciplines such as mechanical engineering and genetics? This presentation will describe recent research results that incorporate state-of-the-art experimental and computational methods from physical sciences, life sciences, genetics and different branches of engineering in the study of Plasmodium falciparum malaria, hereditary blood disorders and cancer. Applications of such results at the convergence of different disciplines will be discussed in the context of mechanistic understanding, novel diagnostics and therapeutics.

The NIH Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series includes weekly scientific talks by some of the top researchers in the biomedical sciences worldwide.

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The NIH Director's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series
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NLM Title: Study of human diseases at the intersections of physical sciences, engineering, and biology [electronic resource] / Subra Suresh.
Series: Wednesday afternoon lecture series
Author: Suresh, S.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.)
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Other Title(s): Wednesday afternoon lecture series
Abstract: (CIT): This presentation will describe recent research results that incorporate state-of-the-art experimental and computational methods from physical sciences, life sciences, genetics and different branches of engineering in the study of Plasmodium falciparum malaria, hereditary blood disorders and cancer. Applications of such results at the convergence of different disciplines will be discussed in the context of mechanistic understanding, novel diagnostics and therapeutics.
Subjects: Biomedical Engineering
Computational Biology
Hematologic Diseases
Interdisciplinary Communication
Malaria, Falciparum
Neoplasms
Publication Types: Lectures
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NLM Classification: QT 36
NLM ID: 101591624
CIT Live ID: 11565
Permanent link: http://videocast.nih.gov/launch.asp?17415

 

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