Mosquito Engineering, Zika Virus to be discussed at Sept. 7 Foru - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Mosquito Engineering, Zika Virus to be discussed at Sept. 7 Forum

Photo credit: USM Photo credit: USM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

The following is news release from The University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi’s University Libraries will host a Science Café with the Building with Biology Forum “Should We Engineer the Mosquito?” Wednesday, Sept. 7 in the Polymer Science Auditorium at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the university community, as well as members of the general public.

Zika is a mosquito-borne disease that has no known cure. Can synthetic biology and genetically engineered mosquitoes be the answer to fighting this disease? Join Southern Miss professors Dr. Sarah E. Morgan and Dr. Joseph R. Lott, Polymer Science and Engineering; and Dr. Donald A. Yee and Dr. Shahid Karim, Biological Sciences, for this lively and in-depth discussion about synthetic biology and genetic engineering and the related ethical and societal aspects.

The café begins at 6 p.m. and follows at 7:20 p.m. with refreshments. Registration is requested, but not required, at http://tinyurl.com/cafeforum. This program will be hosted by University Libraries Cook Library Science Café and Dr. Sherry Herron, director of the Center for Science and Mathematics Education, and supported by a grant from the National Informal Science Education Network (NISENet).

For more information, contact Tracy Englert, Science and Technology Librarian at Tracy.Englert@usm.edu.

Copyright 2016 WDAM. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Condition of suspect in Hattiesburg police shooting remains unknown

    Condition of suspect in Hattiesburg police shooting remains unknown

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:22 PM EDT2018-06-20 03:22:20 GMT
    Victor Kirksey was taken into custody Monday night after an hours-long search that ended in a shootout with police. (Photo source: HPD)Victor Kirksey was taken into custody Monday night after an hours-long search that ended in a shootout with police. (Photo source: HPD)

    WDAM has been in contact with Victor Kirksey's family following the officer involved shooting, Monday. Kirksey's family continues to be vocal following his take down on Lexington Drive. While they do not want to be on camera, they are telling WDAM Kirksey was taken to Forrest General Hospital with injuries after the exchange of gunfire during his capture.  Since that time, hospital officials and law enforcement are tight lipped about the suspect's current condition. Family call...

    More >>

    WDAM has been in contact with Victor Kirksey's family following the officer involved shooting, Monday. Kirksey's family continues to be vocal following his take down on Lexington Drive. While they do not want to be on camera, they are telling WDAM Kirksey was taken to Forrest General Hospital with injuries after the exchange of gunfire during his capture.  Since that time, hospital officials and law enforcement are tight lipped about the suspect's current condition. Family call...

    More >>
  • Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

    Compulsive video-game playing could be mental health problem

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:20:00 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:21:28 GMT
    In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will 'serve a public health purpose for countries.' (Source: Pixabay)In its latest revision to an international disease classification manual, the U.N. health agency said Monday that classifying "Gaming Disorder" as a separate condition will 'serve a public health purpose for countries.' (Source: Pixabay)

    The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.

    More >>

    The World Health Organization says that compulsively playing video games now qualifies as a new mental health condition, in a move that some critics warn may risk stigmatizing its young players.

    More >>
  • Snakes, as well as people, soaking up summer sun in Pine Belt

    Snakes, as well as people, soaking up summer sun in Pine Belt

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:16:18 GMT
    Sara Monfra, a part-time zoo keeper at the Hattiesburg Zoo, shows off "Cookie," a Sinoloan Milk Snake, to children at the Hattiesburg Zoo Tuesday. Photo credit WDAM.Sara Monfra, a part-time zoo keeper at the Hattiesburg Zoo, shows off "Cookie," a Sinoloan Milk Snake, to children at the Hattiesburg Zoo Tuesday. Photo credit WDAM.
    Sara Monfra, a part-time zoo keeper at the Hattiesburg Zoo, shows off "Cookie,Sara Monfra, a part-time zoo keeper at the Hattiesburg Zoo, shows off "Cookie,

    Summer in Mississippi is a time for sun-bathing, water sports and snakes.   

    More >>

    Summer in Mississippi is a time for sun-bathing, water sports and snakes.   

    More >>
Powered by Frankly