Biobio Society Virtual symposium
Biobio Society organizes a virtual symposium on May 11th, 2021
What threatens us: Future pandemics & Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic
Symposium is free (max 500 participants), but requires advance registration at latest on May 5th: https://elomake.helsinki.fi
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PROGRAM (lectures are in English)
9.30-9.35 Welcome – Dr. Hannu Koistinen, Chair of the Biobio society
Session 1 (session chair Dr. Jenni Hultman, Biobio society/University of Helsinki)
9.35-10.15 On the origin of pandemics – how do they start?
- Prof. Olli Vapalahti (Professor of zoonotic virology, University of Helsinki)
10.15-10.35 SARS-CoV-2, why is it so different?
- Prof. Tarja Sironen (Associate Professor of emerging infectious diseases, Univ. of Helsinki)
10.35-10.55 Bacterial pandemics
- To be confirmed
10.55-11.15 Antibiotic resistance – a real threat to the world!
- Prof. Marko Virta (Professor of microbiology, University of Helsinki)
11.15-11.35 Modelling airborne virus transmission – the danger in public places
- Dr. Nina Atanasova (Senior scientist, Finnish Meteorological Institute)
Session 2 (session chair Dr. Peter Sarin, Biobio society/University of Helsinki)
12.20-12.50 The power of vaccination
- Dr. Hanna Nohynek (Chief Physician, Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare)
12.50-13.20 Future approaches for vaccine development
- Dr. Mario Barro (Vice President and Head of Advanced Research for Influenza Vaccines, Sanofi Pasteur)
13.20-13.40 Knowing your enemy – need for diagnostics
- Dr. Minna Mäki (R&D and Production Director, Biohit Oyj)
13.40-14.00 Data Science and AI against COVID: potential of smartphone data
- Prof. Sasu Tarkoma (Professor of Computer Science, University of Helsinki)
14.15-15.30 Panel discussion – moderator Dr. Marc Baumann, Biobio society/University of Helsinki
- All speakers and audience via chat
University of Helsinki