Diagnostic tests during and after Coronavirus infection (Dr. Alessandra Longo Ricercatore IRIB-CNR)

The COVID 19 pandemic, caused by the new Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, resulted in the need for diagnostic tests during and after infection. During the seminar, we will describe both the most important test for the determination of an ongoing infection, such as the nasopharyngeal swab, based on Real-time RT-PCR assays, and the serological test, for the research in the blood of specific antibodies against SARS-CoV-2, useful to estimate the immunization in subjects who have contracted the virus.

Trials for the treatment of COVID-19: development of a vaccine against COVID-19 (Dr.  Valeria Longo Ricercatore IRIB-CNR)

The COVID-19 disease, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 has spread rapidly around the globe. Through biotechnologies many research groups are developing vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2. Here we describe the different molecular strategies that lead to the production of safe vaccines inducing “immunological memory” and the different phases of the clinical trial necessary to evaluate the effects of the new vaccine on populations.

And….as a special guest, the “Viruloso “ muppet, a funny way to explain SARS-CoV-2 transmission mode, preventive measures and diagnostic tests (Luca Caruana  IRIB-CNR)

Event host: IRIB Sede Palermo
Event venue: Palermo, Area della Ricerca, Aula Cocchiara,  via Ugo La Malfa 153
More info: l’evento è aperto a un numero massimo di 250 studenti. Per partecipare è necessaria la registrazione gratuita. marta.dicarlo@irib.cnr.it