Public Lecture for Darwin Day
- February 17 at 9:00 - 10:00, 2021 (JST)
- Prof. Catherine Beauchemin (Deputy Program Director, iTHEMS / Professor, Department of Physics, Ryerson University, Canada)
- via Zoom
Japan, February 17, 2021, 09:00 AM JST
Canada/USA, Feb 16, 2021, 07:00 PM Eastern Time
Through mutations and genetic reassortment, a virus can mutate and the resulting virus variants can evade our drugs, our vaccines, and our body's own immune response. Using specific viruses like influenza, HIV or SARS-CoV-2 (the virus responsible for COVID-19) as examples, I will introduce the basics of how viruses replicate, and the processes via which mutations arise.
*Detailed information about the seminar refer to the Prof. Beauchemin’s email.