Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas - What if the next pandemic the Edinburgh Fringe?

  • Title:  What if the next pandemic the Edinburgh Fringe?  A virus to end humanity?
  • Event:  Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas
  • Presented by:  Liam Brierley - Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, University of Edinburgh
  • When:  Thursday 24 August 2017
  • Time:  8.20 pm
  • Location:  New Town Theatre, 96 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DH
  • More information and tickets:  Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas website

As part of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas, Dr Liam Brierley will present ‘A Virus To End Humanity?’, an interactive pandemic scenario investigating where the newly discovered ‘Fringe virus’ might have come from, whether it could spread worldwide, and how it might be controlled. Liam completed his PhD within the Centre for Immunity, Infection & Evolution last year, focusing on the ecology and evolution of emerging human RNA viruses.

CODI Blog featureing an interview with Liam
We’re constantly threatened by outbreaks of diseases like SARS and Ebola.

Can we win the fight against a deadly unidentified infectious disease that has just been discovered at the Edinburgh Fringe? Or is the task of staying one step ahead now too much for scientists? How could this virus arise, where could it come from and what could it mean for you? How fast will it spread from our very feet to the rest of the world?

Join epidemiologist Liam Brierley to see if humans will win the struggle to survive.

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