Symposium on Lyme Disease Research

A symposium about new research related to Lyme disease will take place at UNH on Saturday, May 18, from 1 to 7 p.m. in University Theater in Dodds Hall.

The sixth annual UNH Lyme disease symposium will be hosted by Eva Sapi, associate professor of biology and environmental science.

New research exploring the mysteries of Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease bacteria, will be discussed, including the sensitivity each of the different formations (spirochete, cyst and biofilm) of Borrelia burgdorferi have to antimicrobials, as well as the ultrastructure and the molecular components of the recently discovered Borrelia biofilm formation and the effect of the disease on children. There also will be discussions on novel serological and culture tests and special lectures addressing the complexity of medical treatment options.

Dr. Charles Ray Jones, a physician who has treated more than 10,000 children from virtually every state and many nations for Lyme disease, will be the keynote speaker. Learn more about the speakers.

Sapi, who will chair the conference, will also speak about her research on the presence of different formations (spirochete, cyst and biofilm) of Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme disease bacteria. She also studies resistance of these different forms to antibiotics and natural agents.

For further information about the symposium, please visit the UNH Lyme disease research website.

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