UTC To Host Internationally-Known Expert Who Models Drug-Resistant Strains Of Bacteria

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The development of drug-resistant strains of bacteria is an increasing threat to society, especially in hospital settings. Many antibiotics that were formerly effective in combating bacterial infections are no longer effective due to the evolution of resistant strains. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mathematics Department Research Experience for Undergraduates Program will host an internationally known expert in modeling drug-resistant strains of bacteria in hospital settings on Wednesday.

 

Professor Glenn F. Webb, Department of Mathematics at Vanderbilt University will present “Mathematical Models of Nosocomial Epidemics in Hospitals” at 3:15 p.m. in the UTC Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science Building, Room 218.  This building is located at the corner of Vine and Palmetto Streets.  This event is free and open to the public.

 

The objectives of this study are to develop mathematical models of these epidemics, analyze the solutions of the models for qualitative behavior based on parametric input, and to interpret the models for strategies that mitigate these epidemics.



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