Webinar offering ‘new perspectives on COVID-19’ to be held

30 Nov 2020

Academia Europea has announced that a webinar offering new perspectives on COVID-19 will take place in the New Year. The webinar will involve 6 presentations by members of Academia Europaea, who have all recently published papers on various biomedical aspects of COVID-19.


The webinar will take place on 26th January 2021 at 1pm GMT time.

The presentations will address a wide range of issues, from the genetics of the disease to how to understand the psychiatric aspects of COVID-19 and will conclude with discussions. The presentations are due to be led by Valerie O’Donnell, Professor of Biochemistry and Co-Director of Cardiff University‘s Systems Immunity Research Institute; Giuseppe Novelli is Professor of Medical Genetics and President of the University of Rome Tor Vergata; Jose Lopez-Barneo, Professor of Medical Physiology and Biophysics and Director of the Institute of Biomedicine of Seville; Bernard Rossier is Emeritus Professor and former Director of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and former Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne and Alex Verkhratsky, Professor of Neurophysiology at the University of Manchester. The session will  be chaired by Ole Petersen, Professor of Physiology in the School of Biosciences at Cardiff University.

This webinar is aimed at an international audience, in particular researchers, biomedical students, clinicians, and professionals in the healthcare and biomedical fields.

Details on how to register for the webinar are available here.

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