- This event has passed.
Colloquium in Freshwater Sciences
September 18, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Todd Miller, PhD (Associate Professor, UWM Zilber School of Public Health) presents “Cyanobacterial Toxins Analytical Approaches, Monitoring, and Prediction to Protect Public Health”
The accumulation or blooms of toxic cyanobacteria (a.k.a. blue-green algae) threaten use of lakes and other water bodies for recreational activities and efficient production of safe drinking water. Microcystins are the most prevalent cyanobacterial toxins produced during cyanobacterial blooms in temperate freshwater systems. These potent liver and neurotoxins are seven amino acid membered circular peptides that vary in structure where over 200 different variants have been detected in nature and over 300,000 variants are theoretically possible. This seminar will present data on use of current and new technologies for the detection and prediction of cyanobacterial blooms and their toxins in water bodies in Wisconsin and globally.