Monday March 1st, 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

Florian I. Schmidt, PhD 

Emmy Noether Research Group Leader, Institute of Innate Immunity, University of Bonn

“Structure-guided multivalent nanobodies block SARS-CoV-2 infection and suppress mutational escape”

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Brian Krueger, PhD

Associate Vice President, Technical Director, Research and Development

Laboratory Corporation of America

“How RT-PCR Testing Allows Labcorp to Perform National SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic Surveillance”

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

William Lee, PhD

VP, Science, Helix

“Emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 in the US”

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Jesse Bloom, PhD

Associate Professor, Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center; Affiliate Associate Professor, Genome Sciences & Microbiology, University of Washington; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

“Interpreting the evolution of SARS-CoV-2”