Researchers at Rockefeller University and HHMI Identify Biomarker That Makes People “Mosquito Magnets”
University Host Session: Endemic and emerging infectious diseases throughout the world are a persistent threat to US military, and biological and chemical weapons are a threat to all. Innovations at the intersection of engineering, biological, chemical and life sciences provide opportunities for detection of pathogens and novel methods of treatment delivery modalities. This session presents an array of research breakthroughs is dealing with pathogens: detecting them in the air (bio/chemical weapons), combating their drug resistance and eradicating insect-borne diseases with the help of gene editing, and employing plant viruses as prefabricated nanoparticles in treatments of infectious diseases and cancer. Additionally, ideas for steering chemical reactions using interacting photons and excited electrons in optical resonators will be presented.