JKU Corona Update Live on April 27, 2020

The global competition for the vaccine - Austrian virologist Florian Krammer is a guest in the JKU Corona Update.

The global competition for the vaccine - The Austrian virologist Florian Krammer (holder of the chair for vaccine research at the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York) is visiting Rector Meinhard Lukas in the JKU Corona Update on April 27th. Antibody and vaccine research are closely related. Things seem to be overturning here. On the one hand, the WHO warned - almost unnoticed in Austria - in a "Scientific Brief" on Friday that there was no proof of immunity after a Covid 19 disease. On the other hand, Chinese researchers report successful testing of a vaccine on rhesus monkeys. Antibody tests, the immune response of recovered patients and global vaccine research are the subject of the JKU Corona Update at 2 p.m.

A blood test intended to detect Sars-CoV-2 antibodies was recently described by a team led by the Austrian Florian Krammer, who works at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York (USA), on the “medRxiv” preprint server. The researchers have also disclosed the method with the aim that it can be used by other laboratories. This test should also be used in Austria. It is discussed in this JKU Corona Update as well as the question raised by the WHO about the immune response and global vaccine research.

Rector Meinhard Lukas is the guest of: Prof. Florian Krammer, virologist and vaccine researcher at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York (USA)


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April 27, 2020

14:00 - 14:30 PM

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