Stephen Eubank BLACKSBURG, Va., April 1, 2008 - VBI Professor and Deputy Director of the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science Laboratory (NDSSL) Stephen Eubank is featured in a video podcast produced by the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

See the video
[Approx. 6 min]


Background:

"Modern Transportation and Infectious Disease," the latest video featured on ASM's MicrobeWorld website (http://www.microbeworld.org/), explores the impact of air and mass transit travel on the spread of infectious disease. Increased air travel can help a disease spread around the world in a short amount of time, while increased mass transit in large urban areas provides more social contact between people. Eubank discusses how the NDSSL models the way people move around cities, which is an important tool when determining how a disease may travel through a population.

ASM's MicrobeWorld website is designed for science enthusiasts, students, teachers, parents and the general public, and contains introductory information about the science of microbiology, career profiles and interviews with some of the world's leading researchers. The site uses multimedia such as audio and video podcasts and mobile "phonecasts" designed to increase public understanding and appreciation of the vital role microbes play on our planet and to promote the science of microbiology.

See the MicrobeWorld video, "Modern Transportation and Infectious Disease."

Published by Public Relations, April 01, 2008