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Coronaviruses: History, replication and immunization

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Submitted by: Camila Xu


As part of the COVID-19 free webinar series, we would like to discuss the current state of research in the context of the corona crisis and also focus on the acute and long-term influence of the current situation. The second webinar in the series, entitled “Coronaviruses: history, replication, innate immune antagonism”, presented by Prof. Dr. Susan R. Weiss, Professor of Microbiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania speak on this topic.

Susan R. Weiss is an American microbiologist who is a Professor of Microbiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research considers the biology of coronaviruses, including SARS, MERS and SARS-CoV-2. As of March 2020, Weiss serves as Co-Director of the University of Pennsylvania Coronavirus Research Center. The State-of-the-Art Webinars on COVID-19 is a series of webinars presenting different talks on this specific coronavirus. She gave an introductory presentation on Coronaviruses in general, covering their history, their replication and their innate immune antagonism.