Monday January 4th, 2021

Opening Remarks

Tom Maniatis, PhD

Evnin Family Scientific Director and CEO, ​New York Genome Center

Professor, ​Zuckerman Institute, Columbia University

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Rob Knight, PhD

Founding Director, ​Center for Microbiome Innovation​;

Professor, Pediatrics and Computer Science & Engineering, ​University of California San Diego


2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Melanie Ott, MD, PhD

Director, ​Gladstone Institute of Virology
Professor of Medicine, ​UCSF
“Amplification-free detection of SARS-CoV-2 with CRISPR-Cas13a and mobile phone microscopy”

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Andrea Ganna, PhD

FIMM-EMBL group leader,​ Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland, University of Helsinki
“The COVID-19 host genetics initiative”

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Frank Heppner, MD

Professor for Neuropathology, Chairman, Department of Neuropathology, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
“How SARS-CoV-2 gets into the brain”