Keeping Ebola under control: Prof. Andersen @ Humanitas

Alarmed by the Ebola epidemic and the high number of victims, heated public health debates have taken place:

Can modern scientific research help in managing the outbreaks of infectious diseases?

We will try to answer this question today, June 8th  2015 together with Prof. Kristian Andersen, of the Scripps Research Institute and the Broad Institute of Harvard/MIT, pioneer of a high-profile work on the current Ebola outbreak

Previously at the prestigious MRC Lab of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, home of Crick, Watson and Sanger, Prof. Andersen has been investigating how the human immune system impacts the evolution of viral pathogens such as Lassa and Ebola.

The Seminar entitled “Genomic insights into the 2014-2015 Ebola Epidemic” will take place at Humanitas Congress Centre at 12 p.m. and will be coordinated by Dr. Marinos Kallikourdis, Assistant Professor at Humanitas University and head of the Adaptive Immunity Lab at the Fondazione Humanitas per la Ricerca.


Humanitas is a highly specialized Hospital, Research and Teaching Center. Built around centers for the prevention and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and orthopedic disease – together with an Ophthalmic Center and a Fertility Center – Humanitas also operates a highly specialised Emergency Department.