26th January 2021, 14:00 CEST, 13:00 GMT
About the webinar
This webinar on ‘New Perspectives on COVID-19’ will consist of 6 presentations by Members of Academia Europaea, who have all recently published papers on various biomedical aspects of COVID-19. The presentations will address a wide range of issues, including the genetics of the disease, how the virus enters cells, a focus on the vulnerable lipid envelope of the virus, how to explain the mysterious silent hypoxemia that gives rise to uncompensated low oxygen levels in the blood, a new ion channel target in the airways and how to understand the psychiatric aspects of COVID-19. The short presentations will be followed by a discussion session moderated by Ole Petersen.
This webinar is aimed at an international audience, in particular researchers, biomedical students, clinicians, and professionals in the healthcare and biomedical fields.
Ole H Petersen MAE: Chair and Introduction
Ole Petersen is Professor of Physiology in the School of Biosciences at Cardiff University. Professor Petersen is Vice-President of Academia Europaea and Director of the AE Cardiff Knowledge Hub. He is Chief Editor of American Physiological Society’s Open Access flagship journal ‘Function’ which was launched in 2020.
Valerie O’Donnell MAE: Targeting the viral lipid envelope of SARS-COV-2
Giuseppe Novelli MAE: Genetics underlying severe COVID-19
Jose Lopez-Barneo MAE: Silent hypoxemia in COVID-19
Bernard Rossier MAE: COVID-19: critical role of sodium transport in the airways
Alex Verkhratsky MAE: Psychiatric face of COVID-19
Publications on COVID-19 by Members of Academia Europaea
There has been a very positive response to the request from the Academia Europaea Board for published papers relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. You may find a summary of the papers received to date here, including those of our speakers.