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Researchers from Hamburg exchange ideas

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Lecture series on COVID-19 starts

In 45-minute talks, researchers from Hamburg will provide information about their work on the novel corona virus and the consequences of the pandemic.

Starting in mid-August, researchers from Hamburg will report every two weeks on their research on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, with scientists from the University of Hamburg and the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf also participating. Prof. Marylyn Addo from UKE will open the series on August 12, 2020 at 4 pm. The talks will be held as zoom conferences and are aimed at a specialist audience. However, they are open to all interested parties.

Since SARS-CoV-2 has been keeping the world on edge, researchers from a wide range of institutions and disciplines have been working on understanding  the virus, its spread and control as well as its health and economic consequences. In order to create a Hamburg-wide, cross-organisational and interdisciplinary exchange on the topic and to improve the exchange between scientists, the Hamburg Leibniz ScienceCampus InterACt and the Graduate School DASHH initiated the event series. CSSB scientist Kay Grünewald is the spokesperson for InterACt as well as the co-Chair of the first seminar.

Lecturers include researchers from the Hamburg University of Technology, the European XFEL or the Heinrich Pette Institute, Leibniz Institute for Experimental Virology and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Hamburg. Among other things, they deal with scientific questions arising from medical needs, such as the fight against viral diseases and the development of new antiviral agents.

The lectures are held in English and last 45 minutes each. Afterwards there will be time for scientific exchange with the further aim of developing new ideas for cooperation.

More information and an overview of the first dates can be found on the website of the Graduate School DASHH.

Registration is possible on the DESY website.