UH Manoa Campus Events Calendar
WRRC Seminar - Finding the Needle in the Water ColumnFebruary 7, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Manoa Campus, MSB 114
Finding the Needle in the Water Column
Stephaney D. Leskinen, Ph.D.
Research Associate Advanced Biosensors
Laboratory Center for Biological Defense
Dept. of Cell Biology, Microbiology
and Molecular Biology (CMMB)
University of South Florida
Waterborne pathogens present a public health threat as a result of natural, accidental or deliberate contamination events. In addition, increasing extreme weather events brought about by climate change alter stormwater flows, which can affect pathogen delivery to surface waters. The EPA recommends fecal indicator bacteria (FIB), enterococci and E. coli, as part of its recreational water quality criteria. Monitoring for contamination currently involves using a toolbox of standard and, more recently, rapid analytical methods such as qPCR. However, the relationship between fecally transmitted pathogens and levels of FIB remains questionable, especially in subtropical and tropical environments like Hawaii where FIB survive for extended periods and may regrow. Unfortunately, monitoring water directly for pathogens remains expensive, labor intensive and unreliable. Over my years of studying microbial water quality, it has become clear that monitoring, and consequently risk assessment, is limited by our ability to detect the low number of randomly distributed pathogens that might be present in potable, source, irrigation and recreational waters. The work that I have done since completion of my doctorate has confirmed that concentration of potentially harmful microorganisms from water is an essential component of water quality assessments. My most recent research focuses on pathogen detection, including development and evaluation of a portable, multi-use automated concentration system (PMACS, patent pending) based on dead-end ultrafiltration, a device that appears to fill this critical gap.
Water Resources Research Center, Manoa Campus
Philip Moravcik, 956-3097, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Thursday, February 7|
|9:00am||Chinese Culture Day 2013
Manoa Campus, Jefferson Hall Garden Level Rooms
|12:00pm||Dr. Rosina Lippi-Green: Linguistic Authenticity and Stereotyping
Manoa Campus, St. John 11
|12:00pm||Tony Quagliano, Language Matters--Selected Poetry, and His Life in Literature
Manoa Campus, Henke 325
|12:00pm||Integration of Research into the Undergraduate Classroom
Manoa Campus, Kuykendall 106
|12:30pm||Summer 2013 Annecy France Study Abroad Program
Manoa Campus, Moore Hall room 319
|3:00pm||Funding Opportunities for Undergraduates
Manoa Campus, Sinclair - Honors Lounge (1st Floor)
|4:00pm||Words in the World: Literatures, Oratures, and New Meeting Grounds
Manoa Campus, Art Auditorium and the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies
|4:30pm||WRRC Seminar - Finding the Needle in the Water Column
Manoa Campus, MSB 114
|5:00pm||Take Time To Take Care of You!
Manoa Campus, 2600 Campus Road, QLC #208, Honolulu, HI 96822
|5:30pm||Law Week: Day 3, Panel Discussion: The Inside Scoop from Current Law Students
Manoa Campus, UHM Law School Moot Court Room
|6:00pm||Mardi Gras 2013
Manoa Campus, Ba-Le Manoa Gardens
|6:30pm||Relay for Life Team Captain Meeting
Manoa Campus, Campus Center Executive Dining Room
|7:00pm||Entertainment Advertising: How to Sell Your Film to the Audience
Manoa Campus, Krauss Hall 12
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