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Ebola vaccine creator speaks at NWTC for Frontiers in Science series

Casey M Fryda

Monday March 6, 2017
The emergence and spread of the ebola virus held the attention of the world for months. Now, one of the scientists combatting the disease is coming to speak at NWTC. 

As part of Science Week at NWTC, the College will host a presentation and discussion about ebola with Dr. Heinrich Feldmann. Dr. Feldmann and his team developed the Ebola vaccine, VSV-EBOV. The vaccine will prevent thousands of deaths.

Dr. Angelo Kolokithas, science instructor at NWTC, said hosting high-profile scientists highlights the growing importance of lab sciences at NWTC, including the new Laboratory Technician degree, and the potential impact of science in doing good.

"This is in coordination with our new Science programing, a great opportunity to meet prominent scientists that make a difference in the daily lives of humans on planet earth." He arranged for a similar talk last year and said students loved it--"very informative and it allowed them to see that they could be scientists, too." 
 
Dr. Feldmann is the Chief of Laboratory of Virology at the Rocky Mountain Laboratories.  In addition, Dr. Feldmann is an associate professor with the department of medical microbiology at the University of Manitoba. He is a laboratory expert on high containment viruses and serves as a consultant on viral hemorrhagic fevers and related pathogens for the World Health Organization.
 
WHEN:           Thursday, March 16, 2017, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
 
WHERE:        Student Center Dining Room, SC128, NWTC
                        2740 W Mason St., Green Bay
                        Enter through the main entrance 

Admission is free. Please email angelo.kolokithas@NWTC.edu if you will bring a group.

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