Life on earth is dominated by the smallest of species. Microbes impact our health, degrade our waste, and play a key role in the emission and uptake of greenhouse gasses. Jordan Peccia, Thomas E. Golden, Jr. Professor of Chemical & Environmental Engineering at Yale University, found that tracking outbreaks through wastewater is an efficient, accurate, and low cost method that can be used globally to track COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
On June 9, using the development of wastewater-based epidemiology during the COVID-19 pandemic as a prime example, Professor Peccia will discuss ways that integrating genome sciences with applied engineering approaches can lead to new insights into infectious and noninfectious disease.