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Microbial Evolution and Co-Adaptation

A Tribute to the Life and Scientific Legacies of Joshua Lederberg: Workshop Summary

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Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-13121-6ISBN-10: 0-309-13121-9

Excerpt

Through invited presentations and discussions, participants explored a range of topics related to microbial evolution and co-adaptation, including: methods for characterizing microbial diversity; model systems for investigating the ecology of host-microbe interactions and microbial communities at the molecular level; microbial evolution and the emergence of virulence; the phenomenon of antibiotic resistance and opportunities for mitigating its public health impact; and an exploration of current trends in infectious disease emergence as a means to anticipate the appearance of future novel pathogens.

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Rapporteurs: David A Relman, Margaret A Hamburg, Eileen R Choffnes, Alison Mack

This project was supported by contracts between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Food and Drug Administration; U.S. Department of Defense, Department of the Army: Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System, Medical Research and Materiel Command, and Defense Threat Reduction Agency; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Agency for International Development; Department of Energy: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; American Society for Microbiology; Sanofi Pasteur; Burroughs Wellcome Fund; Pfizer; GlaxoSmithKline; Infectious Diseases Society of America; and the Merck Company Foundation.

Suggested citation:

IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2009. Microbial evolution and co-adaptation: a tribute to the life and scientific legacies of Joshua Lederberg. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

Copyright © 2009, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK45712PMID: 20945572
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