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Immunology & Inflammation (I&I) – A Virtual Symposium on Covid-19

Mar 03, 2021 | 03:00 PM - 07:30 PM

The Helmholtz Association consortium for Immunology and Inflammation (I&I) organizes the international I&I Symposium on Covid-19 to report and discuss the latest findings related to SARS-CoV-2 virus and the Covid-19 pandemic. The symposium will comprise five talks on key aspects of SARS-CoV-2/Covid-19, each presented by an international expert in the relevant topic.

This event is free of charge. Registration is required.


3:00 pm Welcome Note
Klaus Rajewsky and Michela Di Virgilio, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine

3:10 pm Modeling the pandemic
Michael Meyer-Hermann, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research 

Chair: Mathias Heikenwälder, German Cancer Research Center

3:55 pm Coronaviruses: Old and New
Susan R. Weiss, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania      

Chair: Michela Di Virgilio, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine

4:40 pm Genetic and immunological causes of life-threatening COVID-19
Jean-Laurent Casanova, The Rockefeller University, HHMI 

Chair: Eicke Latz, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases

5:25 pm Break

5:40 pm Humoral immune responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination
Michel C. Nussenzweig, The Rockefeller University, HHMI   

Chair: Ralf Bartenschläger, German Cancer Research Center

6:25 pm BNT162 Covid-19 mRNA vaccine: Immunological basis and beyond
Ugur Sahin, BioNTech    

Chair: Klaus Rajewsky, Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine

7:15 pm General Discussion    

Introduced and moderated by Christian Drosten, Charité Universitätsmedizin – Berlin

7:45 pm End of Symposium


This event is free of charge. Please register on the event website: www.mdc-berlin.de/symposium-covid-19