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Successful Edinburgh Coronavirus workshop

On Wednesday 25 March Edinburgh Infectious Diseases hosted a workshop on the current research and clinical activities in Edinburgh that are addressing the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic.

250 people joined the workshop online to hear a wide range of talks from Edinburgh researchers and clinicians involved in activites that are addressing the ongoing global crisis.


1.15 pm:  Ross Fitzgerald, Director of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases – Welcome and introduction

1.20 pm:  Christine Tait Burkard, Roslin Institute – Coronaviruses; how they enter cells and what spike, enzymes and chloroquine have to do with it

1.45 pm:  Kate Templeton,  Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh – Diagnostics  - tests for COVID19 - what are the options?

2.10 pm:   Bram van Bunnik, Usher Institute – Modelling the effects of social distancing measures on a COVID-19 outbreak

2.35 pm:  Aphaluck Bhatiasevi, School of Social and Political Science - The science of quarantine and the social life of COVID-19

3.00 pm:  Sam Lycett, Roslin Institute – Tracking the emergence and spread of COVID-19 using sequence data

3.25 pm:  Thomas Christie Williams, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine – Real-time sequencing of the SARS-CoV2 pandemic: an achievable goal?

3.50 pm:  Oliver Koch, Regional Infectious Diseases Unit, Western General Hospital – Clinical Aspects of COVID-19

4.15 pm:  Kenny Baillie, Department of Anaesthesia & Critical Care, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, and Roslin Institute – Clinical research response to COVID19

4.40 pm:  Panel discussion

Listen to the talks

You can listen to the talks and see the slides below.  Many apologies that the recording of Bram van Buunik's presentation is missing the first 30s.

Listen to Christine Tait-Burkard's presentation

Listen to Kate Templeton's presentation

Listen to Bram van Bunnik's presentation

Listen to Aphaluck Bhatiasevi's presentation

Listen to Sam Lycett's presentation

Listen to Thomas Christie Williams' presentation

Listen to Oliver Koch's presentation

Listen to Kenny Baillie's presentation

Listen to the concluding question and answer session