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SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and its Control


SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and its Control: A webinar and panel discussion

14th December 2020 11.30 - 13.30 GMT

coronavirusThank you to all who participated and attended this live webinar and panel discussion on SARS-CoV-2 Transmission and its Control, hosted by Microbiology@UCL. The event featured an hour of short talks on the latest research from UCL experts followed by another hour of panel discussion. 


Part 1: Presentations

Chair: Joanne Santini, Professor of Microbiology, Structural & Molecular Biology

11.30   Welcome (Joanne Santini)

11.35   Judy Breuer, Professor of Virology and Consultant Clinical Virologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

     Topic: transmission in hospitals

11.45   Lena Ciric, Senior Lecturer, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering

    Title: Quantifying the risk of virus transmission on London’s public transport vehicles

11.55   Giovanni Giobbe, NIHR BRC Catalyst Fellow, Developmental Biology & Cancer at UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

     Title: SARS-CoV-2 infection and replication in human fetal and pediatric gastric organoids

12.05   Andrew Hayward, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Inclusion Health Research, Epidemiology & Public Health

     Title: Key principles in understanding Covid transmission

12.15   Susan Michie, Professor of Health Psychology, Clinical, Education & Health Psychology

     Title: Reducing transmission by enabling behaviour change

Part 2: Panel Discussion

Chair: Celia Caulcott, Vice Provost Enterprise, Innovation & Enterprise

Panellists (in addition to the above speakers):

  • Sarah Edwards, Professor of Bioethics, Science & Technology Studies
  • Dame Anne Johnson, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Infection & Population Health
  • Deenan Pillay, Professor of Virology, Infection & Immunity

Download the full programme: PDF iconsars-cov-2_transmission_programme_ver4.pdf