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CCDD ID Epi Spring Seminar Series
March 25th, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Talk title: Antimicrobial Resistance Action in Nigeria: Path to Genomic Surveillance.
Presenter: Dr. Iruka N. Okeke, Professor of Pharmaceutical Microbiology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Iruka is a molecular bacteriologist focused on diarrhoeal pathogens, bacterial drug resistance, and laboratory practice in Africa. Her laboratory studies the molecular epidemiology, pathogenesis and genomics of enteric bacteria and provides genomic support for public health surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in West Africa. The Okeke lab also engages in collaborative research to develop new therapies against neglected enteric bacteria.
About the series: Each spring, CCDD hosts an annual seminar series featuring talks from experts on the latest research in infectious disease epidemiology and modeling. The ID Epi Seminar Series aims to bring in speakers from various disciplines within infectious disease epidemiology, broadly defined to include the population biology of pathogens and other allied topics. Seminars will be held on Thursdays at 1pm ET between February 11th and May 6th with the exception of March 18th. Recordings of presentations will be made publicly available each week.