Joseph DiRisi - ViroScan, A High-Tech Tool For Solving Medical Mysteries

Streaming Video - 2012
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Joseph DiRisi is a molecular biologist and biochemist on the hunt for the genomic basis of illness. His lab at UCSF is focused on the cause of malaria and he also works to understand other new diseases as they crop up, such as SARS and the avian flu. His approach combines scientific rigor with a nerd's boundary-breaking enthusiasm for new techniques - one of the qualities that helped him win a MacArther "genius" grant in 2004. A self-confessed computer geek, DeRisi designed and programmed a groundbreaking tool for finding and fighting off viruses called the ViroChip, a DNA microarray that tests for the presence of all known viruses in one step. In this interesting TEDTalk, DeRisi talks about amazing new ways to diagnose viruses (and treat the illnesses they cause) using DNA.


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