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COVID-19: Biomedical Insights into an Evolving Epidemic
Overview:
A global overview of the biology and biomedical research on SARS-CoV-2 pandemic including epidemiology of the outbreak, prediction models, virus genetics, structure and biology, pathophysiology, immunology, therapies (drug and antibody-based), vaccine development as well as stories from the trenches.

Objectives:
The aim of this short course is to provide a comprehensive overview of diverse on-going biomedical research on COVID-19 and its etiological agent, the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), including analysis of leading vaccine and therapeutic efforts, pathophysiology and clinical management addressing the three critical aspects of infection control - Prevention, Diagnosis and Treatment.

Target audience: Graduate/undergraduate students, MBBS research track students and healthcare professionals.

A certificate of participation will be awarded for those who have completed each part (Part I, II, III or IV) of the webinar; and a special certificate for those who have completed all 4 parts (Part I to IV).

Please note that there is no replay for this webinar.

27 July 2020
1st speaker: Associate Professor Pablo Bifani
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, NUS
Topic: Antivirals and host targeted therapies

2nd Speaker: Associate Professor Justin Chu
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, NUS
Topic: Antiviral Strategies for COVID-19

29 July 2020
1st Speaker: Associate Professor David Lye
Director, Infectious Disease Research & Training Office, National Centre for Infectious Diseases
Topic: Evidence based treatment of COVID-19

2nd Speaker: Professor Paul Tambyah
Professor of Medicine, NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
Senior Consultant, Division of Infectious Diseases, University Medicine Cluster, NUH
President, Asia Pacific Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Topic: Infection - Clinical presentations, management and infection prevention
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