Invitation to CRC Colloquium
Prof. Dr. Lydia Bourouiba
The Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory, MIT
"Fluid Dynamics of Respiratory Infectious Diseases"
Thursday, January 20th 2022, 13:00 hours
Only online via Zoom:
The fundamental mechanisms governing infectious disease transmission and contamination by most pathogens remain poorly understood, with recurring debates about routes of transmission and mitigation at the emergence of novel pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2. Fluid processes and physical laws at various scales combined with biological processes are key in filling this gap. Pathogens are always in fluids. Infectious disease transmission involves the interaction of pathogens with complex fluids such as in respiratory droplets or multiphase exhalation turbulent clouds. We will discuss how fluids and their dynamics at various scales are critical in shaping pathogen transport and persistence, thus shaping various phases of infectious disease transmission, with a particular focus on respiratory infectious diseases.