SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 Online Workshop – a view from Twitter
Posted on August 18, 2020 by Ellen Hinkley
The SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 Online Workshop took place on Wednesday 29 July 2020 and bought together researchers from labs across the UK to discuss research on topics including the virus and its genes, pathology and immunology, and therapeutics and vaccines. We’ve turned to Twitter to take a look back at the day.
Unlike previous Society-run workshops, most people didn’t need to travel to attend, instead setting up in their home or office.
Delegates prepared to get to grips with some complex research, as well as the event hashtag!
The day was filled with short talks followed by Q&As, allowing delegates to find out more about each other’s research and discover resources that could be shared between labs.
Great first session of the @MicrobioSoc virology workshop on COVID-19 chaired by @HarrisLabLeeds with talks from teams @towerslab @Morbillivirus Davidson, Simmonds, Ulferts, Maier, Stewart - warm welcome from Peter O'Hare pic.twitter.com/If3vKVPPft— Dr Zania Stamataki (@ZaniaStamataki) July 29, 2020
At the end of a busy day of presentations and discussion, several delegates took to Twitter to share their experiences of the workshop.
Really enjoyed seeing what everyone is up to and some of the coronavirus research going on in the UK today with @MicrobioSoc #COVID workshop, a lot of work short amount of time! thanks for organising Peter O’Hare @SGriffin_Lab @HarrisLabLeeds @PaulKellam_2 @LindsayBbent https://t.co/7F1sjALHyC— Lucy Thorne (@lucygthorne) July 29, 2020
Today's @MicrobioSoc workshop on SARS-CoV-2 was a great way to spend a Wednesday. Missed a trick by not calling it a CoV-erence but there were some fantastic speakers and some great science being done by so many— Frank Charlton (@FrankCharlton_) July 29, 2020
Thank you all presenters, chairs and organisers for a fascinating workshop, let's meet again to discuss SARS-COV-2 advances in a few months @MicrobioSoc @SGriffin_Lab @LindsayBbent @HarrisLabLeeds @PaulKellam_2 pic.twitter.com/QIFf1xjbxz— Dr Zania Stamataki (@ZaniaStamataki) July 29, 2020
We hope that everyone enjoyed the workshop; thank you to all that were involved and attended!