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QCRG COVID-19 Research Symposium



8:00 AM-12:00 PM

On behalf of the QBI Coronavirus Research Group (QCRG), the QCRG Research Symposium on COVID-19 will take place virtually from 8 am to 12 pm PT (11 am to 3 pm ET) on June 19, 2020, supported by the Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) at the University of California, San Francisco.

With COVID-19 spreading rapidly around the world and growing desperation for treatments, QCRG was formed at UCSF which connected hundreds of researchers around the world in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative manner to aid in finding a treatment for the growing pandemic. This online symposium will bring experts from different fields together to present our current knowledge, strategies and approaches on SARS-CoV-2 biology and treatment, and also put this knowledge into the context of other diseases. Find out more about QCRG.

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Confirmed Speakers:

Elizabeth Fischer, NIH/NIAID - Montana, USA

Andrea Gamarnik, Fundación Instituto Leloir - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital - New York, USA

Christiane Gerke, Institut Pasteur - Paris, France

Christian Happi, Redeemer's University - Ede, Nigeria

Nevan Krogan, QBI|UCSF/Gladstone Institutes - San Francisco, USA

Melanie Ott, QBI|UCSF/Gladstone Institutes - San Francisco, USA

Devi SenGupta, Gilead Sciences, Inc. - San Francisco, USA

Kevan Shokat, QBI|UCSF - San Francisco, USA

Viviana Simon, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital - New York, USA

Adi Stern, Tel Aviv University - Tel Aviv, Israel

Danielle Swaney, QBI|UCSF/Gladstone Institutes - San Francisco, USA

AGENDA JUNE 19, 2020

8:00 AM SYMPOSIUM BEGINS: Introduction by Nevan Krogan  

8:05 AM Nevan Krogan, QBI | UCSF/Gladstone Institutes: “QCRG: QBI Coronavirus Research Group”

8:22 AM Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital: “Biological Insights on SARS-CoV-2”

8:39 AM Devi SenGupta, Gilead Sciences: “Development of Remdesivir for COVID-19”

8:56 AM Christian Happi, Redeemer’s University: “Genomics-based Surveillance for COVID-19 Response in Africa”

9:13 AM Danielle Swaney, QBI | UCSF/Gladstone Institutes: “The Global Phosphorylation Landscape of SARS-CoV-2 Infection”

9:30 AM Elizabeth Fischer, NIH/NIAID: “Through the Microscope: Pathogenesis Revealed

9:47 AM BREAK (with a flash talk presented by Synthego, "Utilizing CRISPR Genome Engineering Platforms for COVID Collaborations") 

10:15 AM Melanie Ott, QBI | UCSF/Gladstone Institutes: “Direct Detection of SARS-CoV-2 by Cas13a and a Mobile Phone”

10:32 AM Andrea Gamarnik, Fundación Instituto Leloir: “COVID19 in Argentina: From a Molecular Virology Lab to the Field”

10:49 AM Christiane Gerke, Institut Pasteur: “Vaccine Development for COVID-19”

11:06 AM Adi Stern, Tel Aviv University: “Full Genome Virus Sequences Inform Patterns of SARS-CoV-2 Spread into and Within Israel”

11:23 AM Viviana Simon, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital: “Mount Sinai Goes Viral: SARS-CoV2 Surveillance”

11:40 AM Kevan Shokat, QBI | UCSF: “Leveraging New Insights from Cancer Drug Discovery to Target Viral Host Factors”


Registration link: https://ucsf.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_X_mJ5WFcSvSiyWSuxWP_mQ

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