EBOLA: THE FACTS

Robert Murphy, MD

Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering,
John P. Phair Professor of Infectious Diseases, Northwestern University

Rob Murphy has worked in West Africa for over 20 years, primarily in Nigeria and Mali, two countries that have been impacted by Ebola virus but have managed to contain it.

The lab he is affiliated with in Mali is performing the confirmatory testing for Ebola and colleagues there and in Nigeria, are helping to coordinate their respective national response to the crisis.  Rob is also working with a biotech company which is developing drugs which will treat Ebola.  The facts and myths of Ebola will be the focus of his presentation.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014
6:30—8:00 pm
The Firehouse Grill, 2nd Floor
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202

Ebola Virus
Ebola: The Facts
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Farming
Diversifying Agriculture Around the World

Exploring the Role of Underutilized Crops. October 2014 Download the flyer.

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John Evans, the Sand Creek Massacre, and the History of Northwestern University
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WHAT IS SCIENCE CAFE?

Science Cafe is a forum for the discussion of important and interesting scientific issues. They are informal and accessible - much more so than a public lecture. It's an opportunity to gather with old and new friends in a relaxed atmosphere while participating in a program of very cool scientific 'stuff'! No cover charge, EVER!

WHO WILL BE THERE?

Audiences consist of people who are interested in science but generally never have the opportunity to discuss their views with, and ask questions of, someone "in the know". No scientific knowledge is assumed by the speakers, so anyone can participate.

WHAT HAPPENS AT A SCIENCE CAFE?

Cafes start with an engaging talk from the research scientist who introduces the topic. It is not a lecture, so anyone can ask a question, and positively welcomed will be those which begin "This might be a stupid question, but ..." These questions are invariably not stupid and often rather insightful.


WHERE AND WHEN?

Our Science Café Evanston is scheduled to be held typically on the third or fourth Wednesday each month, September through May, and takes place between 6:30 and 8:00 pm at the Firehouse Grill in Evanston.

LOCATION

6:30—8:00 pm
The Firehouse Grill
750 Chicago Ave., Evanston 60202

CONTACT US

Email us with your questions.
sigma-xi@northwestern.edu.
If you have any ideas for programs, please let us know.