Join us for this insightful Green Talk on the vital concept of One Health, which has been catapulted into the public spotlight due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our speaker Dr Lara Urban will delve into the exciting potential of disruptive technology that allows real-time genomic analyses at the point of care, empowering efficient intervention strategies for biodiversity, ecosystem functions, and individual health. You will hear about her research group's groundbreaking work, combining genomics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to assess emerging pathogens in the environment, inform about medical resistances in hospitals, and contribute to real-world wildlife conservation management. Lara will further discuss the societal implications of such disruptive technology – its potential to increase global equity and inclusion in the context of One Health - but also its challenges in the light of indigenous rights, scientific colonialism, and requirements of the Nagoya Protocol.
Don't miss this fascinating talk that will leave you with a new appreciation for the interconnectedness of environmental, animal, and human health.
This event is in collaboration with the Wolfson Interdisciplinary Research Hub in Sustainability & Conservation, the Cambridge University One Health Society, Wolfson College Humanities Society and Wolfson Interdisciplinary Research Hub in Global Health.
Dr Lara Urban spent three and a half years at Wolfson College obtaining her PhD in statistical genomics from EMBL-EBI and the University of Cambridge in 2019. As an independent Humboldt Research Fellow in New Zealand, Lara then combined this expertise with her background in ecology, and applied genomics and machine learning in the context of nature conservation. In 2022, Lara obtained a Helmholtz Principal Investigator Grant to start her own research group at the Helmholtz AI Institute, the Helmholtz Pioneer Campus, and the Technical University of Munich, and she and her team look forward to visiting us at Wolfson.
You can follow Lara on Twitter @LaraUrban42.
This is a hybrid event, which will take place in-person in the Gatsby Room (Chancellor's Centre) and also on Zoom.
To attend in-person please register on eventbrite.
If you would like to attend online, please register for the Zoom link.
This event will take place in the Gatsby Room on the first floor of the Chancellor's Centre. It has step-free access with a lift and there is an accessible toilet located each floor of the building.
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