Java Café Global Conversation: The Global Pathogens Project – a UN and MSU Partnership

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East Lansing Public Library-Large Meeting Room, 950 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823



Join us for a discussion with guest speaker Professor Joan B. Rose. Professor Rose (NAE member) holds the Homer Nowlin Chair in Water Research at Michigan State University in the Depts of Fisheries & Wildlife and Plant, Soil and Microbiological Science. She is an international expert in water microbiology, water quality and public health safety and currently leads of the Global Water Pathogens Project in partnership with UNESCO; She has published more than 300 manuscripts. Her work addresses the study of viruses, source tracking markers and protozoa in the water environment; use of new molecular tools for surveying and mapping water pollution for recreational and drinking water, irrigation water, coastal and ballast waters ; assessment of innovative water treatment technology for the developed and developing world; and use of quantitative microbial risk assessment. She is the winner of the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology. She is the 2001 recipient of the Clarke Water Prize and was awarded Honorary Citizenship in Singapore for her contributions to water quality, water education and Singapore’s water security 4-taps program. Dr. Rose earned her B.Sc. (Univ. of Arizona) M.S (from Univ of Wyoming) and Ph.D. (1985) in microbiology from the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Free event, parking and refreshments.