Webinar Series on Emerging and Re-emerging Viruses

The COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as the most crucial global health calamity of the century faced by man. Efforts to slow down the transmission of the disease focusses primarily on testing & treating the patients, quarantining suspected persons through contact tracing, restricting large gatherings and maintaining complete or partial lock down. A new class of corona virus, known as SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2) has been found to be responsible for this disease outbreak and global research to combat COVID-19 is fast progressing.

In this context, Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment (KSCSTE), Thiruvananthapuram in association with the Institute of Advanced Virology (IAV), Thiruvananthapuram organizes a webinar series on “Emerging and Re-emerging Viruses’ which focuses primarily on understanding the virus biology, host immune responses, development of therapeutics and the containment measures taken globally and by Kerala against COVID-19.

Dr. B. Ekbal
Member, Kerala State Planning Board
Dr. Gowri Sankar
Associate Principal Scientist
Merck, USA
Former Lead Immunologist,
Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
Dr. Stalin Raj
Associate Professor in Virology
IISER Trivandrum
Dr. Koen Van Rompay
Full Research Virologist
California National Primate Research Centre
California University Davis, USA
Dr. E. Sreekumar
Principal Scientist,
Pathogen Biology, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB)
Dr. Rajendra Pilankatta
Associate Professor
Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Central University of Kerala
Kasargod, Kerala

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