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KTH-HKUST Joint Webinar: Responding to COVID-19: A Life Science Perspective Regarding Diagnosis, Mass Testing and Vaccine Development

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers around the world have been working tirelessly to find ways and solutions to tackle this global challenge. In this upcoming webinar in partnership with KTH Royal Institute of Technology, renowned scholars on medical science and engineering from HKUST and KTH will share about the latest scientific discovery and technological breakthroughs tackling the novel virus, from infection detection to vaccine development. Join us in this presentation and discussion on the worldwide efforts to make effective responses to the menacing pandemic.

Time: Thu 2020-12-03 10.00 - 11.15

Location: Digital via Zoom (länk skickas efter registrering)


Ronald T. Nordqvist

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Topic and Speakers
Topic: “Development of a High-performing Test for SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies”
Professor My Hedhammar
Professor, Division of Protein Technology, KTH

Topic: “Engineering mRNA Vaccine with Higher Efficiency: Prolong Cellular Half-life of mRNA Using Modified Poly(A) Tail”
Professor Becki Kuang
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, HKUST

Topic: “PCR Diagnostic Machine – A Portable Coronavirus Rapid Detection Device”
Professor Weijia Wen
Professor, Department of Physics, HKUST
Director of HKUST Shenzhen Functional Materials Laboratory

Topic: “Wastewater-based Surveillance of the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic”
Professor Cecilia Williams
Head, Department of Protein Science, KTH

Professor Per-Åke Nygren
Professor and Head, Division of Protein Engineering, KTH

Introduction speakers
Professor Per Berglund
Professor of Biochemistry and Academic Coordinator for the KTH-HKUST Strategic Partnership, KTH

Professor King Chow
Acting Dean of Students, HKUST

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Ronald T. Nordqvist