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The Omics Revolution: Transforming Vaccinology Research

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 @ 7:00 PM-8:30 PM


Kirkwood High School Journalism Lecture Hall, 801 West Essex, Kirkwood, MO 63122 + Google Map

Registration not required. FREE and OPEN to ALL. Junior Academy members, middle and high school students encouraged and welcome to attend. Parking is free in Kirkwood High School lots.

Featured Speaker: Daniel Hoft, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Allergy & Immunology, Saint Louis University, Department of Internal Medicine and Center for Vaccine Development; Principal Investigator, Saint Louis University Vaccine & Treatment Evaluation Unit

Saint Louis University’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit is one of two sites in the country, designated by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, to conduct omics assessments on multiple potential vaccines and other interventions to protect against infectious diseases.

In 2013, Saint Louis University was selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as one of nine institutions in the country to study vaccines of the future that will protect people from infectious diseases and emerging threats.

Join Saint Louis University’s Dr. Dan Hoft for an important look at the omicstranscriptomics, proteomics, lipidomics, metabolomicsrevolution that is transforming infectious diseases research and discovery and the molecular biological and immunological techniques being used to develop and test new vaccines in animal models and human vaccine trials.

Through omics studies, we will be able to use sophisticated technologies to determine all responses in the body necessary to marshal the immune system to best recognize and defend against bacteria, viruses and other harmful substances. This biological systems approach represents a new frontier of infectious diseases research.

—  Dr. Daniel Hoft, Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Allergy & Immunology           Saint Louis University

The Omics Revolution is a Pioneering Science Seminar Series partnership of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the Kirkwood School District and a special Year of the Genome partnership presentation of The Academy of Science – St. Louis and the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), with support from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH).

Visit the National Institutes of Health NHGRI and Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History exhibit, Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code on-line.


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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
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Kirkwood High School Journalism Lecture Hall
801 West Essex
St. Louis, MO 63122 United States
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