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Edinburgh Responds webinar series

Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is hosting series of webinars focussing on the response of Edinburgh academics and clinicians to the Covid-19 pandemic.

All webinars are hosted on the Blackboard Collaborate  platform. 

Please note that Collaborate works best using Chrome or Firefox browsers, and that Internet Explorer 11 is not supported.  

Video recordings of the webinars will be made available after each event.

Webinar 4:  Tuesday 9 June, 1 pm


Engineering solutions for Covid-19 challenges

Speaker:  Dr Katherine Dunn, Institute of Bioengineering, School of Engineering

Listen again to Katherine's webinar

Immunity, immunopathology, serology and vaccines for Covid-19

Speaker:  Prof Eleanor Riley, Institute of Immunology and Infection Research, School of Biological Sciences

Listen again to Eleanor's webinar

Webinar 3:  Tuesday 26 May, 1 pm

Phylogenetic insights into the global spread of SARS-CoV-2

Speaker:  Dr JT McCrone, Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences

Listen again to JT's webinar

The trials and tribulations of therapeutic strategies for Covid-19

Speaker:  Prof David Dockrell, Centre for Inflammation Research

Listen again to David's webinar

Webinar 2:  Tuesday 12 May, 1 pm

The social life of COVID-19 testing

Speaker:  Dr Alice Street, School of Social and Political Science

Listen again to Alice's webinar

Listen to the Q&A session

Read a summary of Alice's talk

SARS-CoV-2 in Edinburgh:  Clinical situation and ongoing research

Webinar 1:  Tuesday 28 April, 1 pm

Title:  Generation of a human ACE2-epressing pig as a model of Covid-19

Speaker:  Finn Grey, Senior Research Fellow, Roslin Institute

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Title:  Pandemic 'nowcasting':  on the blind spots of covering Covid-19 in real time

Speaker:  Lukas Engelmann, Chancellors Fellow in the History and Sociology of Biomedicine, School of Social and Political Science

Listen again to Lukas's webinar

Read a summary of Lukas's webinar