The Microbiology Society, in consultation with members of the virology community, are holding an online workshop on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 to support ongoing and future research around the pandemic.

This one-day virtual event will take place on 29 July 2020.

Key Objectives

  1. To share information on research activity and plans from Society members.
  2. To promote and facilitate collaboration.
  3. To build a research community, both within and beyond the Microbiology Society, to coordinate efforts against the pandemic.

The Society seeks to gain a greater understanding of ongoing and planned SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 research, that members and affiliates are involved in, as a catalyst for information exchange, interactions and extending the research network.

Presentation Titles

The organising committee would like to thank all those that submitted a presentation title for the workshop programme. Submissions are now closed and those that provided a presentation title have been notified as to whether their submission has been accepted for presentation. The full programme of presentations is now available.

Organising Committee

  • Peter O’Hare (Chair – Imperial College London)
  • Mark Harris (General Secretary - University of Leeds)
  • Paul Kellam (Chair of Policy Committee - Imperial College London)
  • Steve Griffin (Chair of Virology Division – University of Leeds)
  • Lindsay Broadbent (ECM Forum – Queen’s University Belfast)

For any queries relating to the SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 Online Workshop, please contact [email protected]

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Wednesday 29 July, Morning

Wednesday 29 July, Afternoon

Lecture View

Wednesday 29 July, Morning

Wednesday 29 July, Afternoon



The online workshop is now at full capacity and registration has closed.

If you would like to register your interest in participating and wish to be added to waiting list, please email [email protected]. The conferences team will notify you if additional places become available.

All those that have submitted a presentation title will automatically be given a reserved place on the workshop and are not required to register.