UO's Jessica Green named 2010 TED Fellow
Her profile confesses a passion for roller derby and a talent for skating backward, but Jessica Lee Green's recognition as a 2010 TED Fellow stems from her work in microbes, biodiversity and metagenomics.
Green, a professor in the University of Oregon's Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, was recognized this week by TED an influential nonprofit that holds conferences with big-name speakers on topics of technology, entertainment and design. As one of 25 fellows, Green had the opportunity to attend this week's annual TED conference in Long Beach, taking in talks from headliners such as Bono, Bill Gates and Google co-founder Sergey Brin.
In a pre-conference session, Green gave a short talk about her research on microbial life forms and work with hospitals in Portland to work on issues of sustainable design and the impact of issues such as mechanical ventilation (or its lack) on the microbial system.
How exactly does she plan to change the world? By uncovering the invisible diversity of life that is responsible for the health our planet and its peoples.
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