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  • Dec
    6

    EES Seminar: Fangqiong Ling

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    Microbiome Studies to Improve Water Infrastructure Surveillance and Design

    Abstract
    The microbiome in water supply and sewage infrastructure presents a long-overlooked source of information about both infrastructure status and human health. Advances in NextGen DNA sequencing technology have enabled rapid acquisition of tetrabytes of genomic data from water infrastructure, however, adequate methods for sampling, modelling, and data analysis are required to gain insights useful for engineering applications. Here, I will describe our studies using household water meters, a common residential water system component, as a sampling device, and using an ecological community assembly model to predict water bacterial community shifts due to everyday water stagnation. I will also discuss an effort utilizing the distribution of human-associated bacteria to estimate the number of upstream residents that contribute to a sewage sample, useful as a data normalization tool to advance smart infrastructure and sewage-based health studies. Taken together, these studies show that understanding of generalizable and system-specific determinants to bacterial communities in water will create new ways for water quality assessment and infrastructure design.

    Biography
    Fangqiong Ling, Ph.D. is an assistant professor at the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. She leads an experimental and computational lab aimed at understanding the underlying forces shaping the diversity of microbial communities in built environments and exploring microbiome data as a tool to drive innovations in water infrastructure. Prior to joining Washington University, Dr. Ling studied in Tsinghua University and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and completed her postdoctoral training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Ling has won awards including Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award and the Alfred Sloan Foundation Microbiology of Built Environment Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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    TIME Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Dec
    6

    EES Seminar: Fangqiong Ling

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM

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    TIME Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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    CONTACT Tierney Acott    tierney-acott@northwestern.edu EMAIL

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  • Dec
    7

    Fall classes end

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    TIME Saturday, December 7, 2019

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  • Dec
    9

    Fall examinations begin

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    TIME Monday, December 9, 2019

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  • Dec
    14

    Winter Break Begins

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    TIME Saturday, December 14, 2019

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  • Dec
    14

    Northwestern Engineering PhD Hooding and Master's Recognition Ceremony

    McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

    4:00 PM Pick-Staiger Concert Hall

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    TIME Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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  • Dec
    26

    Winter Recess - University Closed

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    TIME Thursday, December 26, 2019

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  • Dec
    27

    Winter Recess - University Closed

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    TIME Friday, December 27, 2019

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  • Dec
    30

    Winter Recess University Closed

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    TIME Monday, December 30, 2019

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  • Dec
    31

    New Year's Eve

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    TIME Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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  • Jan
    1

    New Year's Day

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    TIME Wednesday, January 1, 2020

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  • Jan
    6

    Winter Classes begin 8 a.m.

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    TIME Monday, January 6, 2020

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  • Jan
    15

    SPREE Seminar: Vito Zago

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    11:00 AM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • Jan
    17

    EES Seminar: Mark Mimee

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, January 17, 2020 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Jan
    24

    EES Seminar: Tham Hoang

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, January 24, 2020 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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  • Jan
    29

    PD Seminar: Salvatore Di Bernardo

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    6:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

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  • Jan
    31

    EES Seminar: Mohamed Ateia

    McCormick - Civil and Environmental Engineering

    2:00 PM A230, Technological Institute

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    TIME Friday, January 31, 2020 at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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