Tuesday October 13th, 2020


Tom Maniatis, PhD

Evnin Family Scientific Director and CEO,
New York Genome Center
Professor, ​Zuckerman Institute, Columbia University

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Svante Pääbo, PhD, Drs. h.c.

Professor of Genetics and Evolutionary Biology; Director, MPI-EVA

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
“A major risk factor for severe COVID-19 inherited
from Neanderthals”

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Dan Jacobson, PhD

Chief Scientist for Computational Systems Biology, Biosciences
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
“Confronting the COVID-19 Pandemic with Supercomputing, Explainable-AI and Systems Biology”

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Adam Auton, DPhil

VP, Human Genetics, ​23andMe
“Trans-ethnic analysis reveals genetic and non-genetic associations with COVID-19 susceptibility and severity”

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Jean-Laurent Casanova, MD, PhD

Professor, ​The Rockefeller University; ​Investigator, ​Howard Hughes Medical Institute; ​Head, ​St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases​; Senior Attending Physician, ​Rockefeller University Hospital

“Inborn errors of immunity to SARS-CoV-2”