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EMBL Science & Society Programme: Infectious Disease & Society Series

Our Science & Society Seminars create a platform for dialogue and debate, allowing EMBL to examine the ethical, legal, and social implications of scientific research.

This special seminar series focuses on the theme of “Infectious Disease and Society”, and seeks to explore the scientific and societal impact of infectious diseases. This examines not only the COVID-19 pandemic from a number of angles, but also other infectious diseases such as salmonella and malaria.

In this session, Dr. Olivia Steele-Mortimer will present the topic of "Salmonella & Society".
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Dr. Olivia Steele-Mortimer
Deputy Chief, Laboratory of Bacteriology Chief, Salmonella-Host Cell Interactions Section @NIH National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases
Dr. Steele-Mortimer received her Ph.D. in cell biology from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory in 1994. From 1995 to 1999, she did postdoctoral research on Salmonella-host cell interactions in the laboratory of B. Brett Finlay at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, followed by one year at Washington University, St. Louis, with Phillip D. Stahl. She came to the National Institutes of Health in 2001 and became a tenured senior investigator in 2007. Dr. Steele-Mortimer is an associate editor ofMicrobial Pathogenesis and is a member of the editorial board of Traffic.
Prof. Dr. Matthias Wilmanns
Head of EMBL Hamburg @EMBL
Prof. Dr. Matthias Wilmanns will chair this meeting.
Lucia von Bredow
Science & Society Manager @EMBL Heidelberg
Lucia von Bredow, who will host this seminar, runs the Science & Society Programme at EMBL. She has a background in law, public affairs and stakeholder engagement in the healthcare and life science sectors. The Science & Society Programme has been running for over twenty years. It seeks to create a bridge between EMBL, external stakeholders, and cross-sectoral experts, by undertaking analysis of, and discussion on the societal impact of scientific research. We act as a neutral facilitator, providing an impartial forum to explore the societal context in which scientific research operates.