Friday, June 19, 2020

Online meeting: Molecular Biology at the times of SARS-CoV-2 epidemics: the key contributions of Molecular Biology to the understanding and therapy of Covid-19

ABCD 2019 :: Welcome


14:00-14:20 Introduction Valeria Poli – University of Turin
Testing, Tracing, Treating: the unique contributions of Molecular Biology not only to the development of SARS-CoV-2 therapies, but also to diagnosis

14:20-14:50 Sachdev Sidhu - University of Toronto
COVID-19 Biologic Therapeutic Development in Real Time

14:50-15:20 Pier Paolo Pandolfi - University of Turin
Targeted therapies for Covid-19 and other RNA viruses

15:20-15:50 Giuseppe Novelli - Tor Vergata University of Rome
COVID-19: Genetics, is it the answer?

15:50-16:20 Coffee break

16:20-16:50 Federica Facciotti - European Institute of Oncology, Milan
Serological tests for SARS-Cov2 Antibodies detection: the IEO experience

16:50-17:05 Barbara Illi - National Research Council, Rome SIBBM-Zanichelli
Covid-19 web resource presenting molecular, genomic, epidemiological and social sciences approaches towards the understanding and solution of the epidemics.

17:10-17:40 Graziano Pesole - National Research Council, Bari and University of Bari
Comparative and evolutionary genomics of SARS-Cov-2

17:40-18:10 Luigi Aurisicchio - Takis S.r.l., Rome
Generation of recombinant viral vectors for vaccine and gene therapy applications

18:10-18:30 Conclusions

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Sachdev Sidhu 
The Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto
160 College Street, Room 816 Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 3E1 

Pier Paolo Pandolfi 
Department of Molecular Biotechnology and Health Sciences Molecular Biotechnology Center, University of Turin 
Via Nizza 52, 10126 - Turin, Italy 

Giuseppe Novelli 
Laboratory of Medical Genetics Tor Vergata University of Rome 
V.le Oxford 81, 00133 - Rome, Italy 

Federica Facciotti 
Mucosal Immunology European Institute of Oncology 
Via Adamello 16, 20139 - Milan, Italy 

Barbara Illi 
Institute of Molecular Biology and Pathology National Research Council 
Department of Biology and Biotecnology "Charles Darwin", Sapienza University of Rome 

Graziano Pesole 
Institute of Biomembranes, Bioenergetics and Molecular Biotechnologies National Research Council
Bari, Italy 
Department of Biosciences, Biotechnologies and Biopharmaceutics, University of Bari "A. Moro", 
via Amendola 165/A, 70125 - Bari, Italy 

Luigi Aurisicchio 
Chief Executive and Scientific Officer, Takis S.r.l. 
Via Castel Romano, 100, 00128 - Rome, Italy