Why is dengue fever becoming a worldwide health threat? What other epidemics are on the horizon? How can we detect and counter emerging infectious diseases? In four presentations, Dr. Joseph L. DeRisi and Dr. Eva Harris explain how they use both simple and sophisticated technologies to detect and fight infectious agents.
This DVD set includes detailed chapter search by scientific topic; direct access to animations; English and Spanish subtitles; interviews with the speakers; special features including Virochip microarrays, understanding sequence assembly, dengue vector intervention, leading-edge bioinformatics, sustainable science in Nicaragua; and a discussion on the biology of the mosquitoes vector, featuring West Nile virus researcher Dr. Laura Kramer.
Special Bonus CD-ROM: UCSF Chimera, a program for interactive visualization and analysis of molecular structures
Presented at HHMI's 2010 Holiday Lectures on Science. Three discs (two DVDs and one CD-ROM), lecture time approx. 240 min.