Materials Science for COVID-19: A Global Discussion Between Scientists

Start and End Times
8:00 AM UTC - 9:30 AM UTC



COVID-19 has clearly affected all aspects of life, from schools and universities shutting down to full-scale government implemented quarantines to an alarming number of deaths. While the world is struggling to get back to some sort of normalcy and waiting for a vaccine, scientists all over the world have been designing new SARS-Cov-2 diagnostic kits, methods to inhibit spreading, and therapeutic treatments despite lab closures and other research restrictions. This webinar will bring together researchers from all around the world to discuss novel material science approaches for stopping the COVID-19 pandemic and how we can be better prepared for the next one.




Talk presentations:

  • COVID-19: A Global Discussion Between Scientists
    Thomas Webster, Boston University
  • Physiological polyanions interacting with the SARS-CoV-2 virus-cell-docking machinery: A successful approach to block binding of the virus to the target cells
    Loganathan Rangasamy, Vellore Institute of Technology
  • Summary of Clinical Efficacy of Convalescent Plasma for Treatment of COVID-19
    Werner Mueller, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

Those interested in this topic are also encouraged to join the COVID-19 and Materials Science LinkedIn Group.