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Public lecture series via live streamCovid-19: Insights into current research

The pandemic has shown how central science is for many areas of society: researchers are creating new knowledge about the virus, they are developing vaccines and treatment options, and they are advising politicians and industry. Leading scientists from TUM and the Klinikum rechts der Isar are now providing insights into their current research on the pandemic in a public online lecture series - highlighting various disciplines.

The lecture series will be held Wednesdays from 6:15 to 7:50 p.m.

SARS-CoV-2: From Discovery to Vaccination

As an alternative to the YouTube stream, you can also access the Zoom webinar.


13.01.2021 How does the Human Body manage the Corona Virus?

Prof. Percy Knolle, Professorship of Molecular Immunology, TUM School of Medicine. Recording of the lecture on YouTube

20.01.2021 – SARS-CoV2: From Discovery to Vaccination

Prof. Ulrike Protzer, Director of the Institute of Virology, 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

More information:

  • The online lectures will be held mostly in English.
  • There will be the possibility for the audience to ask questions via chat.
  • Moderator: Prof. Dr. Marion Kiechle, Director of the Women's Clinic at the Rechts der Isar Hospital and former Bavarian State Minister for Science and the Arts.

Important links:

Scientists at TUM and Klinikum rechts der Isar are intensively involved in the pandemic response. In the National Network of University Medicine on Covid-19, the Klinikum rechts der Isar cooperates for this purpose with university hospitals throughout Germany.

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