Dr. Joshua Lederberg - scientist, Nobel laureate, visionary thinker, and friend of the Forum on Microbial Threats - died on February 2, 2008. It was in his honor that the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Microbial Threats convened a public workshop on May 20-21, 2008, to examine Dr. Lederberg's scientific and policy contributions to the marketplace of ideas in the life sciences, medicine, and public policy. The resulting workshop summary, Microbial Evolution and Co-Adaptation, demonstrates the extent to which conceptual and technological developments have, within a few short years, advanced our collective understanding of the microbiome, microbial genetics, microbial communities, and microbe-host-environment interactions.
Table of Contents
|1 The Life and Legacies of Joshua Lederberg||76-94|
|2 Microbial Ecology and Ecosystems||95-120|
|3 Pathogen Evolution||121-157|
|4 Antibiotic Resistance: Origins and Countermeasures||158-192|
|5 Infectious Disease Emergence: Past, Present, and Future||193-272|
|Appendix A: Agenda||273-276|
|Appendix B: Acronyms||277-279|
|Appendix C: Glossary||280-286|
|Appendix D: Forum Member Biographies||287-310|
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