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LENS Webinar on Global Health Threats

June 11 @ 11:30 - 12:30

LENS Pilot Action 3, “Global Health Threats”, is organising a series of webinars to engage the biomedical research communities in a discussion on how neutron sources, together with other research infrastructures, can contribute to solving major health challenges. The webinars will look at current research and how neutron scattering studies can contribute to improvements in detection and diagnostics as well as the development of treatments and prevention methods.

The webinars will feature presentations by leading experts from both neutron scattering and the biomedical research communities, followed by a Q&A session. The aim is to generate discussion, to develop new and existing contacts, and to disseminate the current capabilities and developments. This initiative will help to define ways for neutron facilities to support the needs of biomedical research related to current and future global health challenges.

The first webinar will introduce the LENS Health Pilot, and will also feature Professor Marc Jamin from the Institute for Structural Biology at the University of Grenoble-Alpes, who will speak about his research related to Covid-19 and other viral threats.

Thursday 11th of June, 11.30am CET: 

Chair: Giovanna Fragneto, Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble

11.30am “LENS Pilot Action on Global Health Threats” - Hanna Wacklin-Knecht, ESS

11.45am “Viruses: the devils who can take over our cells” - Prof. Marc Jamin, IBS/UGA

12.05pm Q&A and Discussion

Further webinars are envisaged from August 2020 onwards on on topics related to research on some of the major health challenges of the aging population in the developed world, including

  • Cancer
  • Amyloid aggregation and Alzheimers/Parkinsons disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes type II
  • Antibiotic resistance and new pathogens
  • Drug development and delivery systems

A LENS webinar series on New Directions in Instrumentation will run in parallel with the Global Health Threats series. The first of these will be held on the 25th of June.


June 11
11:30 - 12:30
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