7.00pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 16 February
Tickets are now available
COVID-19 is a reminder that disease pandemics are one of the greatest existential threats to humanity. And we know the current pandemic won't be the last.
In this talk, immunology experts Arup K. Chakraborty and Andrey S. Shaw will explore how viruses emerge to cause pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work — concepts that provide the foundation for our public health policies.
Their new book, Viruses, Pandemics and Immunity, is released in February 2021 by MIT Press.
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