Columbia University in the City of New York

May 27, 20208:30 am

COVID-19 Virtual Symposium: May 27

Columbia University researchers and clinicians are invited to join these regular virtual symposia on COVID-19.

May 27th, 8:30 am – 12:30 pm at Online

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Columbia University researchers and clinicians are invited to join these regular virtual symposia on COVID-19. Researchers and clinicians at all career stages are welcome to educate themselves about Columbia’s efforts against this unprecedented threat to our society.

Please register here with your Columbia UNI.

**Please note: due to intellectual property concerns including the showing of unpublished data, only Columbia affiliates may attend the live symposium. Videos and written summaries of select talks are available on the main Symposium page.**


Symposium Agenda

8:30 am: Andrea Califano, PhD, Eric Greene, PhD, Andrew Marks, MD, Introductory remarks

8:35 am: Stefan Pöhlmann, PhD, Professor and Head of the Infection Biology Unit at the German Primate Center at the University of Göttingen, Germany, "SARS-CoV-2 entry into cells and its inhibition"

9:05 am: Sophie Collyer, MPA, Research Director at the Center on Poverty and Social Policy at Columbia University, "The immediate impacts of COVID-19 on income and hardship in New York City"

9:25 am: José Ordovas-Montanes, PhD, Research Faculty at Boston Children's Hospital, "SARS-CoV-2 receptor ACE2 is an interferon-stimulated gene in human epithelial cells"

9:55 am: Philip Protter, PhD, Professor of Statistics at Columbia University, "Mathematically modeling the spread of COVID-19"

10:15 am: BREAK

10:25 am: RA Farrokhnia, Faculty and Executive Director, Columbia Business and Engineering Schools (, and Michaela Pagel, Roderick H. Cushman Associate Professor of Business at Columbia Business School, "Income, liquidity, and the consumption response to the 2020 economic stimulus payments (May 2020)" - NBER Working Paper No. 27097

10:45 am: Volker Thiel, PhD, Professor at the Institute of Virology and Immunology, University of Bern and the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office, Switzerland, "It's been a long way — 20 years of coronavirus reverse genetics"

11:15 am: Marcin Drag, PhD, Professor of Chemical Biology and Bioimaging at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology, Poland, "SARS-CoV-2 proteases as potential target for anti-COVID-19 drug design"

11:45 am: Shane Crotty, PhD, Professor at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, "Targets of T cell responses to SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in humans with COVID-19 disease and unexposed individuals"


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Symposium Organizers:

Andrea Califano, PhD, Departments of Chemical and Systems Biology
Eric Greene, PhD, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
Andrew Marks, MD, Departments of Physiology & Cellular Biophysics and Molecular Physiology (in Medicine)

The organizers would like to thank volunteers from Columbia Researchers Against COVID-19 for their help in symposium logistics, the Zuckerman Institute for web support and the Mailman School of Public Health for webinar support.

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