Public invited to ‘Viruses, Microbes and Your Health’ symposium in Boulder

Colorado Citizens for Science will host a public discussion titled “Viruses, Microbes, and Your Health: More than an Ounce of Prevention,” Saturday, May 4. It will take place at the Boulder Public Library, Main Branch, Boulder Creek Room, 2-3:30 p.m. The event is one of many worldwide that support the March for Science: Day of Action.

A featured speaker will be Michael Antolin, chair of the Colorado State University Department of Biology, who will address research into the emergence of infectious diseases. Antolin also serves on the leadership team of Colorado Citizens for Science.

Other topics to be covered: designing better vaccines, by Lindsay Diamond of the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado; and procedures for developing new medical products, by Vivian Dullien, a consultant for the National Institutes of Health.

Talks will be 5-8 minutes long and followed by question-and-answer periods moderated by James DeGregori of the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Colorado Citizens for Science is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting public support for science and defending the right of Colorado’s educators to provide their students with the most up-to-date science education possible.

For more information

Contact Matt Young,, (303) 443-8179 or Gaythia Weis,, (360) 389-7915.