NLM Lecture on Informatics, Nov. 13

A smiling Matthew Scotch

Dr. Matthew Scotch

The next talk in the NLM Informatics and Data Science Lecture Series is “Informatics for Genomics-informed Surveillance of RNA Viruses,” to be given by Dr. Matthew Scotch on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 2 p.m. in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A.

Genomics-informed surveillance is now recognized as an important extension to the monitoring of rapidly evolving pathogens. Next-generation sequencing has the ability to produce large amounts of data for tracking viruses of public health importance. Biomedical informatics approaches can facilitate the translation of these data into information for public health surveillance.

Scotch is associate professor of biomedical informatics at Arizona State University and assistant director of ASU’s Biodesign Center for Environmental Health Engineering. His work lies at the intersection of bioinformatics and public health informatics and focuses on the theory and application of genomics-informed public health surveillance of RNA viruses.

The talk will be broadcast live and archived at http://videocast.nih.gov/.

Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Ebony Hughes, (301) 451-8038, Ebony.Hughes@nih.gov or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).