Covid-19: the beginning, the journey, and the future

Prof. Isabel Sola, Dr. Nerea Irigoyen, Prof. Jeremy Brown, Steve Rees, Prof. Luis Enjuanes, Prof. Kyle Pattinson, Dr. Max Taquet
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9:30 - 17:30
Department of Chemistry
Mansfield Rd
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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory Lecture Theatre

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In celebration of SRUK’s X anniversary, the Oxford Constituency has organised a mini-symposium about Covid-19 which will take place on Saturday, 14 May, in Oxford.

This event will bring together leading experts encompassing several aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic to search for a deeper understanding of the latter. We aim to create a discussion about the beginning of the pandemic, the journey that we have been through these past couple of years, and the future perspectives of our relationship with Covid-19. With this aim, we will offer several sessions led by experts in the different topics and chairs who will guide interactive conversations with the audience.

See the programme below. Lunch and coffee will be provided!

  • Reception, Coffee and Welcome (9.30 – 10.30)
  • Session 1. Coronavirus biology (10.30 – 12.00)
  • Isabel Sola – Molecular basis for replication and virulence
  • Nerea Irigoyen – Universal targets for antiviral treatment
  • Session 2. Covid-19 the disease and epidemic (12.00 – 13.30)
  • Jeremy Brown – A clinician/scientist view of the UCI wards
  • Steve Rees – Moonshot to 1 million tests
  • Lunch and Coffee Break (13.30 – 14.30)
  • Session 3. The vaccine (14.00 – 15.30)
  • Luis Enjuanes – A nasal vaccine for the future
  • Session 4. Covid-19 and the brain (15.30 – 17.00)
  • Kyle Pattinson – Covid-19 and nervous system
  • Maxime Taquet – Psychiatric effects of Covid-19
  • Closure (17.00 – 17.30)