Webinar: Insights Into
COVID-19 Research

The BRCCH invites you to join us online for free webinars on COVID-19.

**Update September 17th, 2020 ** Thank you to everyone that attended our webinars in September! We had a great turnout-- in case you missed the presentations or you would like to watch them again, you can now stream them below or on our YouTube channel

    Description: The pandemic is placing the world in a stress test that is unprecedented. In response, organizations across sectors from research to nonprofit are mobilizing resources and taking action. This 3-part webinar series will highlight the BRCCH's ongoing collaborative research efforts in Switzerland, as well as dip into the global conversation about the current challenges and latest developments in the race to respond to the pandemic, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries.

    Sept 2nd & 9th: We will take an in-depth look into recently launched research projects focused on diagnostics and the immunology of COVID-19, as well as others focused on novel medical interventions for COVID-19. The projects are part of our recent Fast Track Initiative for COVID-19.

    Sept 16th: During the panel discussion, we will hear first hand from international experts about the current landscape of public health and how technology and partnerships spanning borders could meet current challenges in the pandemic.

    Register: closed. In case you missed the webinars, you can now watch them here (scroll down) or on our Youtube channel
    More: Download our programme below for info on the talks and speakers

    Banner image: Produced by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), this highly magnified, digitally colorized transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image reveals ultrastructural details exhibited by three, spherical shaped, Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) virions.

    Webinar Archive

    Prof Janos Vörös (ETH Zurich) & PD Dr Michael Osthoff (University Hospital Basel) present "A mobile, rapid diagnostic test system for COVID-19 based on lateral flow assays diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 infections at point-of-need," originally webcast on Sep 2nd, 2020.


    Prof Andreas Moor (ETH Zurich) presents "B cell immunity in convalescent COVID-19 patients with the aim of identifying high-affinity antibodies against SARS-CoV-2" originally webcast on Sep 2nd, 2020.


    Prof Melissa Penny (Swiss TPH) & Prof Roland Regoes (ETH Zurich) present "Modelling and machine learning to optimise medical interventions and health strategies for emergency response to the pandemic" originally webcast on Sep 9th, 2020.


    Prof Thomas Erb (University Children's Hospital Basel) & Prof Mirko Meboldt (ETH Zurich) present "The challenge of ventilation in the COVID-19 pandemic - improved patient care with low-cost ventilators based on novel integrated pressure sensors" originally webcast on Sep 9th, 2020.


    International Panel Discussion
    Prof Alain Labrique (Global mHealth Initiative, Johns Hopkins University) &
    Dr Solomzi Makohliso (EssentialTech, EPFL) &
    Prof Marcel Tanner (Swiss Academy of Sciences | Fondation Botnar)  &
    Akhona Tshangela (Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) &
    Moderated by Dr Maxine Mackintosh (One HealthTech | The Alan Turing Institute)