‘Cause we need a little controversy (or, a prize-winning talk on HIV)


Dr. Michael Worobey (above) will be presenting the SFU Sterling Prize in Controversy lecture this coming tuesday (October 13th) on his work on the evolution and origins of the HIV epidemic. To quote:

Worobey’s work on the origins of HIV, published in Nature and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, prompted attacks from some members the scientific community, the media, on the Internet and from the public—from rappers to ambassadors. His safety was threatened and his integrity questioned.

However, the importance of his work has been recognized and honored and his discoveries are now widely accepted. Among his awards are a research fellowship at St. John’s College, Oxford, a Packard Foundation fellowship, and the Frontiers of Science Kavli fellowship of the U.S. National Academy of Science. (more info)


This event is free and open to the public, but you might want to reserve seats.

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