Coronavirus: Old and New

 

In the first of the TNQ-Janelia India COVID-19 seminars, Professor Susan Weiss, a leading virologist with expertise in coronaviruses, provided a fundamental primer on the biology of coronaviruses, in particular SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2. Following the talk by Prof. Weiss, Prof. Satyajit Mayor, spoke on viral entry and the insights to be obtained from studying this key stage of a viral infection. Professor Shahid Jameel provided the important perspective on COVID-19 infections in India and insights to be gained from basic biology, epidemiology and public health in the management of COVID-19.