When: Every Wednesday of May and June 2020 at 6 p.m. CDT
Where: Zoom and Facebook Live
Registration: Event open to the public through our social networks. If you have previously participated in Clubes de Ciencia Mexico, you will receive an email with a personalized invitation and a zoom link.
Description: Experts teach webinars in different areas such as virology, immunology, medical device manufacturing, and evolutionary biology. The goal of these webinars is to communicate recent research and explain basic concepts for a better understanding of issues related to the current pandemic situation.
One hundred places are reserved for participants to interact with the speakers through a Zoom session. Students who register to at least four webinars will get a certificate of participation.
We will talk about the concepts of virology, the definition of viruses, and basic notions of infectious processes. Besides, we will review the history of emerging diseases, the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and its origins. We will also focus on the strategies took to contend the SARS-Cov-2 infection and future perspectives in the treatment and prevention of emerging diseases.
You will learn about how digital manufacturing is revolutionizing the way we globally combat a pandemic, the challenges of entrepreneurs in times of recession, and how to create a company that can adapt to any situation.
We will talk about some generalities of the immune system, its defense function, the organs, cells, and molecules that make it up. We will analyze the range of immunological responses that have been observed to SARS-CoV2, which will allow us to understand why some people are asymptomatic or why in other people the virus can be fatal. We will talk about a process known as cytokine storm, which causes damage to multiple organs. Regarding treatments, we will focus on those that are related to the immune system, starting with vaccines, the use of plasma from recovered patients, and collective immunity. To conclude there will be a section of curiosities in which we will talk about the applications of immunology in diagnosis, why bats infected with SARS-CoV do not develop the disease, the unknowns that remain to be answered, and some practical recommendations.
There is a lot of misinformation about bats. A major misconception is that bats are to blame for COVID19. This is scientifically inaccurate. COVID19 is a human to human infection. In this webinar, we will learn about the ancestral version of the virus and how it is improbable to jump from bat into humans. We will discuss the hypothesis of an intermediate host, but we still do not have clear answers for how COVID19 arose. Finally, we will talk about reasons to be thankful for bats, rather than afraid of them.
This webinar will address the general aspects of the impact of COVID-19 on mental health at the epidemiological level. Specifically, we will discuss (1) the possible relationship between mental health problems and adherence to COVID-19 mitigation measures, and (2) the possible impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of populations.
This webinar will cover the different strategies in the fight against emerging infections.
During the fight against previously unknown pathogens (such as COVID-19), biomedical research and the development of new technologies are our best weapons. Nanotechnology can offer an enhanced ability to detect, treat, and prevent infectious diseases. Therefore, it can and should be implemented as front-line tools during this current pandemic. In this presentation, we will discuss key advances in nanotechnology, and we will describe some current research efforts that could ensure more effective control of COVID-19 globally.
In this webinar, we will talk about the important role that optical and photonic technologies play, mainly the advances in the detection, diagnosis, monitoring, and control of infectious agents such as the SARS-CoV2 virus.