Dr. Brad Schneider, a specialist in disease pathogens, will speak tonight (Jan. 6) at SRI International in Menlo Park on the benefits of forecasting virus-based pandemics.
His talk, "Viral Forecasting for Pandemic Prevention," makes the case that forecasting is a better approach than trying to stop a pandemic after it's broken out -- the fire brigade approach, as Dr. Schneider puts it.
This Cafe Scientifique program runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at SRI International's International Building (Middlefield Road at Ringwood Avenue). Doors open at 5:15. Don't park at SRI's main entrance (333 Ravenswood Ave.). Follow the signs to event or Conference Center parking around the corner.
Dr. Schneider is the director of laboratory sciences at Metabiota, which has offices in San Francisco and Washington, D.C. His work in pathogen research has taken him to "some of the most logistically challenging regions of the world," according to Cafe Scientifique, the organizer of the program.
While at the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Schneider worked on pathogens detecting bio-terrorism agents.
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