Interdisciplinary perspectives on the Corona pandemic

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In the virology department of the Rechts der Isar Hospital, throat swabs and blo

In the virology department of the Rechts der Isar Hospital, throat swabs and blood samples are examined for the purpose of antibody determination. Image: Argum/Klinikum rechts der Isar

New public lecture series "COVID-19 Lectures" via live stream

In the public, interdisciplinary online lecture series "COVID-19 Lectures", leading scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will provide insights into their current research on the corona pandemic starting January 13, 2021.

Scientists at TUM and the Rechts der Isar University Hospital are intensively involved in the pandemic response. They are generating new knowledge about the virus and the pandemic, advising politicians and industry on coping measures, and working on vaccines and treatment options. In the National Network of University Medicine on COVID-19, the Rechts der Isar Hospital is cooperating with university hospitals throughout Germany for this purpose.

In the new public series COVID-19 Lectures, outstanding research personalities from TUM shed light on the pandemic from the perspective of their respective fields. The content ranges from current developments in medical research to the social and psychological effects.

Links to the live streams and the latest information on the program can be found at:

The online lectures will be held mostly in English. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions via chat.

Time : Wednesdays from 6:15 pm to 7:50 pm.

Moderator : Marion Kiechle, Director of the Women’s Clinic at the Rechts der Isar Hospital and former Bavarian State Minister for Science and the Arts.

13.01.2021 - SARS-CoV2: From Discovery to Vaccination

Prof. Ulrike Protzer, Director of the Institute of Virology, TUM School of Medicine

20.01.2021 - How does the Human Body manage the Corona Virus?

Prof. Percy Knolle, Professorship of Molecular Immunology and Experimental Oncology, TUM School of Medicine

27.01.2021 - Distributive Justice in the Pandemic: ICU Triage and Vaccine Allocation

Prof. Alena Buyx, Professorship of Ethics in Medicine and Health Technologies, TUM School of Medicine

03.02.2021 - Dimensions of Psychological Distress in Pandemic

Prof. Peter Hennigsen, Director of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Rechts der Isar Hospital

10.02.2021 - Effects of the Pandemic on Companies

Prof. Isabell Welpe, Professorship of Strategy and Organization, TUM School of Management

17.02.2021 - The fundamental Right to Life and Health. Legal and Ethical Reasons for Restrictions on Freedom in the Pandemic (German language)

Prof. Dirk Heckmann, Professorship of Law and Security of Digitization, TUM School of Governance / Department of Informatics

24.02.2021 - COVID-19: Pandemics in Global Health

Prof. Andrea Winkler, Director of the Center for Global Health; Senior physician for neurology, Rechts der Isar Hospital
Prof. Clarissa Prazeres da Costa, Director of the Center for Global Health; Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene, TUM School of Medicine

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