Covid-19 and coronaviruses, what do we know now? (Spring term) (SCE 07(z))

  • Day and time: Monday 11:30 - 13:00
  • Length of course: 1 term. Spring (5 Weeks)
  • Number of places: 50
  • Start date: 21 February 2022
  • Description:

    I will try to cover the up to date scientific understanding of the virus SARS CoV2 and Covid-19. This course will complement the short courses in 2019 and 2020 but will also be accessible to new students, no previous scientific knowledge will be presumed. We will consider the origins of SARS CoV2, how infection spreads and understanding Covid-19. We will look at the methods that have been developed to study the virus and the approaches to the prevention and treatment of Covid-19. Importantly we will discuss what we still need to discover and how to prepare for the next pandemic. After each presentation I will try to answer the questions arising. All presentations will also be available together with links to further information on my website at

  • Format: Lecture

  • Tutor: Lynne Harrison
  • After a career in research I joined the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education. At U3AC I offered courses on viruses and Covid19 in 2019 and 2020.

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