Forefront Lecture

Forefront Lecture

Near real-time monitoring of HIV transmission hotspots in BC:

Harnessing Big Data for Public Health

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Dr. Art Poon

Associate Research Scientist, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS

Where: Large Lecture Theatre, Room 1477, Providence Level 1, St. Paul’s Hospital

When: Wednesday November 4, 2015, 12:00PM – 1:00PM

This talk is open to the public
The Forefront Lectures are accredited for 1.0 Mainpro-M1 credit (College of Family Physicians of Canada)

Art Poon, is an Associate Research Scientist (Bioinformatics) at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS and an Assistant Professor (Medicine) at the University of British Columbia. His research focus is the development and application of new methods in bioinformatics, phylogenetics and machine learning to the study of virus evolution, with an emphasis on human RNA viruses like HIV and hepatitis C virus. Dr. Poon is the recipient of a Scholar Award from the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research and a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.