[Amath-seminars] Boeing Colloquium on May 10th at 4pm --- Alan Perelson of Los Alamos

Travis Askham askham at uw.edu
Thu May 10 13:35:21 PDT 2018

Reminder, Boeing colloquium today!

On Tue, May 8, 2018, 11:54 AM Travis Askham <askham at uw.edu> wrote:

> Hello all,


> Our next Boeing speaker is Alan Perelson. He is a senior fellow in

> theoretical biology and biophysics at Los Alamos and recent recipient of

> the Max Delbruck Prize in Biological Physics from the American Physical

> Society "For profound contributions to theoretical immunology, which bring

> insight and save lives."


> Alan Perelson, Boeing Distinguished Colloquium

> Time: Thursday, May 10th at 4pm

> Location: Smith Hall 205


> The talk will be followed by a reception in the Lewis Hall lounge.


> The title and abstract can be found below.


> Cheers,

> Travis


> Title: Using Applied Mathematics to Cure Viral Infections


> Abstract: Although mathematics is sometimes thought of as being abstract

> and not of much practical use,

> theoretical ideas expressed mathematically changed the way we think about

> viral infections and their

> treatment. I will show how this approach lead to the introduction of

> combination antiretroviral therapy

> that has converted HIV from a death sentence to a manageable chronic

> disease and how it now may

> lead to a functional cure. I will also briefly highlight how mathematics

> helped pave the way to the new

> antiviral drugs now curing hepatitis C.



> --

> Travis Askham

> Research Associate of Applied Mathematics at the University of Washington


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