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Addressing Human Health Problems through Microbial Genetics and Quantitative Environmental Science

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Event Time

June 9, 2021 | Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST)
June 9, 2021 | Wednesday
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm China Standard Time (CST)

ParticipatiOn Format

Registration is required to obtain a ZOOM Conference access link, which will be sent to your registration email or phone shortly. Please enter the ZOOM room 15 minutes before the starting time. When the room is full, latecomers will not be able to access the ZOOM conference.


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The language of the event will be English.

The Event

Life on earth is dominated by the smallest of species. Microbes impact our health, degrade our waste, and play a key role in the emission and uptake of greenhouse gasses. Jordan Peccia, Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering at Yale University, found that tracking outbreaks through wastewater is an efficient, accurate, and low cost method that can be used globally to track COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

On June 9, using the development of wastewater-based epidemiology during the COVID-19 pandemic as a prime example, Professor Peccia will discuss ways that integrating genome sciences with applied engineering approaches can lead to new insights into infectious and noninfectious disease.



Jordan Peccia
Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering, Yale University

Jordan Peccia is the Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering at Yale University. His research integrates genetics, engineering, and public health to study human exposures to bacteria, fungi and viruses in the indoor and outdoor environments. Peccia is a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, associate editor for the journal Indoor Air, and founding chair of the Gordon Conference on Microbiology of the Built Environment. He earned his PhD in environmental engineering from the University of Colorado.

Yale Starlight Science Series

Bringing discovery from Yale to China, hosted by Yale Center Beijing

The Yale Starlight Science Series will bring outstanding science faculty from Yale University to China to present their latest research, and engage with audiences on related topics of interest. Please join us to explore the latest breakthroughs in scientific frontiers, and what relevance they hold for the future!

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