KNAW corona webinar

There is danger in the air | COVID-19: a year into the pandemic

When:
25 March 2021 from 16:00 to 18:20 hrs
Where:
Online, via Zoom
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Just over a year ago, the first COVID-19 infection was detected in the Netherlands. What have scientists learnt since then about the transmission of viruses via droplets and aerosols? In this webinar, seven experts discuss the successes, failures and the future of scientific research relating to the spread of airborne infectious diseases.

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Programme

16.00

hrs

Welcome and introduction by moderator Daan Frenkel, professor of chemistry, University of Cambridge, UK

16.05

hrs

Alex Friedrich, professor of microbiology & infectious diseases & Mariëtte Lokate, researcher and expert in infection prevention, UMC Groningen - Lesson learned from the first year of the pandemic

16.20

hrs

Howard A. Stone, professor of complex fluids, Princeton University, USA - Fluid dynamics of speech and COVID-19 transmission

16.35

hrs

Cath Noakes, professor of environmental engineering for buildings, University of Leeds, UK - Infection transmission in the built environment

16.50

hrs

Daniel Bonn, professor of soft matter, University of Amsterdam - Small aerosol droplets and possible transmission of SARS-CoV-2

17.05

hrs

Sander Herfst, assistant professor of molecular virology and virus evolution, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam - On Airborne transmission of COVID-19 virus

17.20

hrs

Detlef Lohse, professor of physics of fluids, University of Twente Extended lifetime of respiratory droplets

17.35

hrs

Roundtable & Discussion, with speakers and Roel Coutinho, emeritus professor of epidemiology and control of infectious diseases, UMC Utrecht (moderator: Daan Frenkel)

18.20

hrs

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