Team:UMaryland/humanprac/community

From 2014.igem.org

(Difference between revisions)
Line 114: Line 114:
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">Lastly, to clarify techniques and detection methods, we arranged a meeting with staff and lab members from the Department of Natural Resources. Mr. Chris Dungan, who is in charge of <em>P. marinus</em> investigation among other pathogens, gave us a comprehensive overview of how Dermo infections are detected and handled. We also discussed different aspects of policy-making and the obstacles to introducing new technology to combat these problems. For example, Mr. Dungan reconciled the apparently opposing accounts we received from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the oyster farm by telling us that Dermo infection is more prevalent in certain areas of the bay and will adversely affect populations in the bay but maybe not in aquaculture because oysters would be harvested and cooked before they exhibited the pathophysiology of the disease. Moreover, he acknowledged that oyster farmers tend to pay less attention to <em>P. marinus</em> in general because it is not a human pathogen. </span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">Lastly, to clarify techniques and detection methods, we arranged a meeting with staff and lab members from the Department of Natural Resources. Mr. Chris Dungan, who is in charge of <em>P. marinus</em> investigation among other pathogens, gave us a comprehensive overview of how Dermo infections are detected and handled. We also discussed different aspects of policy-making and the obstacles to introducing new technology to combat these problems. For example, Mr. Dungan reconciled the apparently opposing accounts we received from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and the oyster farm by telling us that Dermo infection is more prevalent in certain areas of the bay and will adversely affect populations in the bay but maybe not in aquaculture because oysters would be harvested and cooked before they exhibited the pathophysiology of the disease. Moreover, he acknowledged that oyster farmers tend to pay less attention to <em>P. marinus</em> in general because it is not a human pathogen. </span></p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
-
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">Ultimately, the fact that people tend to be apprehensive about new technologies and research that could be used to solve environmental problems motivated us to help address this issue. Since we understood just how powerful public opinion can be in promoting or labeling potential solutions prematurely as dangerous, we developed two main initiatives to promote education in these technologies and to gauge the public opinion quantitatively in our local community to understand why there is such reluctance towards new technology and the reasons behind this.</span></p> <div class="jb_pagin">
+
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif';">Ultimately, the fact that people tend to be apprehensive about new technologies and research that could be used to solve environmental problems motivated us to help address this issue. Since we understood just how powerful public opinion can be in promoting or labeling potential solutions prematurely as dangerous, we developed two main initiatives to promote education in these technologies and to gauge the public opinion quantitatively in our local community to understand why there is such reluctance towards new technology and the reasons behind this.</span></p>
-
<ul class="pager">
+
-
<li class="previous">
+
-
<a href="http://2014.igem.org/Team:UMaryland/humanprac/community/2-latest/148-publicawareness" rel="prev">&lt; Prev</a>
+
-
</li>
+
-
<li class="next">
+
-
<a href="http://2014.igem.org/Team:UMaryland/humanprac/community/2-latest/146-overviewmissionstatement" rel="next">Next &gt;</a>
+
-
</li>
+
-
</ul></div>
+
-
</div>
+
</div>
</div>

Revision as of 21:07, 16 October 2014

Community Interaction

About Umaryland

UMaryland2014 is University of Maryland, College Parks, inaugural iGEM team. We are a combined effort of several departments and numerous faculty mentors. Although it is only our first year, believe our hard work and dedication has paid off. We can't wait for this years competition! GO TERPS!