The TNQ-Janelia India COVID-19 Seminars in October 2020


Save the dates: 9, 16, 23 October at 6:30pm.

This set of three seminars aims at bringing current research on the virus SARS-CoV-2 and the disease COVID-19 to clinicians, scientists, and students in India and across the world. The seminars have been conceived as a live platform for presentation and discussion of the latest research in areas related to the biology of the coronavirus, its variegated impact on the human population, and the state of development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines.

Each seminar has one or more speakers, scientists who are leaders in their fields, who will present their current research and findings. The presentations will be followed by a panel discussion at which the speakers will be joined by two senior scientists from India to further discuss the topic and to share findings of research done in India. A Q&A session will conclude each seminar. 

The seminars are:

Seminar 1 - October 9, 2020, 6.30 pmSusan Weiss on 'Coronavirus: Old and New'

Seminar 2 - October 16, 2020, 6.30 pm

a) Joseph DeRisi on 'The CLIAHUB: Student Volunteer-Run COVID Testing'

b) Ullas Kolthur & Sandeep Juneja on the 'Mumbai Serosurvey: Facts and Interpretations'

Seminar 3 - October 23, 2020, 6.30 pm

a) Florian Krammer on 'Vaccines and the Therapeutic Landscape for COVID-19'

b) Benjamin tenOever on 'Leveraging Innate Immunity as a First Line Defence against SARS-CoV-2'