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Wastewater-Based epidemiology and Public Health by Professor Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern, a BRLSI event

29 February @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Wastewater epidemiology and public health

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the lack of reliable surveillance systems for rapidly identifying viral hotspots. In this talk, Professor Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern (University of Bath) introduces Wastewater-Based Epidemiology (WBE) as a response to this need.

Wastewater-Based Epidemiology has been developed as a community-level surveillance tool that uses mass spectrometry and other analytical chemistry tools to ‘fingerprint’ urban water and thus rapidly assess and predict public health risks. WBE is advancing rapidly in capability; future applications include the development of ‘big data ’-driven WBE systems for a wide range of existing and potential public health threats.

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The Bath Royal and Literary Scientific Institution (BRLSI), supports Science, Literature and Art to the City of Bath and now, thanks to the power of digital technology, the wider world. They provide a community hub for those interested in cultural activities and a host of smaller cultural societies that meet in our building. As if that were not enough, they also maintain a rich geographical and ethnological collection of world renown and importance. BRLSI are celebrating their 200th anniversary this year. Find out more about what is happening

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Bath, Bath & North East Somerset BA1 2HN United Kingdom
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