Munich's empty Marienplatz during the partial shutdown - in the COVID19 Lectures, researchers from TUM and the Klinikum rechts der Isar shed light on various aspects and effects of the pandemic.
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TU Munich public online lecture series enters second roundCOVID-19: Perspectives on current research

As the past year has shown, science is central to dealing with and combating the Corona pandemic. Researchers are constantly creating new knowledge about the virus, advising policymakers and industry on medical, ethical and social issues. Leading scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Klinikum rechts der Isar will provide insights into their current research on the pandemic with the Covid-19 Lectures Series starting on April 14, 2021 - shedding light on various disciplines.

In addition to medical topics related to vaccination, the role of the immune system, potential new antiviral therapies, the effects of Covid-19 on the nervous system and the question of what the skin reveals about the disease, the lecture series will highlight social, ethical and economic aspects of the pandemic.

How can we stay fit in the home office, for example, and when can we start exercising again after being infected with SARS-CoV-2? And what about the European soccer championships and the Olympic Games? What innovations does the crisis necessitate for business and politics, and what role do digital technologies play in this? How should the issue of data protection in the healthcare system be handled in the pandemic situation? How does the pandemic with social distancing and lockdowns affect the incidence of domestic violence in Germany and worldwide? How does the pandemic affect small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the capital markets? And how can artificial intelligence be used to optimize the scheduling of doctors and bed capacities in a way that is both cost-efficient and employee- and patient-friendly?

The lecture series takes place on Wednesdays from 6:15 to 7:50 pm.



14/04/2021 – Insights into Immunopathogenesis of COVID-19

Prof. Percy Knolle, Director of the Institute of Molecular Immunology and Director of the Institute of Experimental Oncology

21/04/2021 – Virus-host interaction – how we can exploit the virus’ Achilles heel for novel antiviral therapies

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

28/04/2021 – Sport and Exercise in the Pandemic

Fritz Wimbauer MD, MBA, Department of Prevention, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

05/05/2021 – Data Protection in the Pandemic: An Impediment or a Necessity?

Prof. Martin Boeker, Chair of Medical Informatics
Prof. Alena Buyx, Director of the Institute of History and Ethics of Medicine
Prof. Dirk Heckmann, Chair of Law and Security in Digital Transformation, TUM School of Governance

12/05/2021 – The next chapter of Leadership & Governance: Why we urgently need innovation in business and politics

Prof. Isabell M. Welpe, Chair for Strategy and Organization, TUM School of Management

19/05/2021 – Domestic Violence against Women and Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Prof. Janina Steinert, Professorship of Global Health, TUM School of Governance
Prof. Heidi Stöckl, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

09/06/2021 – Personnel Deployment and Bed Planning in the Hospital

Prof. Alexander Hübner, Chair for Supply and Value Chain Management, TUM School of Management
Prof. Clemens Thielen, Professorship of Complex Networks

16/06/2021 – The Economic Impact of the Pandemic

Prof. Guther Friedl, Chair for Controlling, Dean of the TUM School of Management

23/06/2021 – Reactions to COVID-19 and Corona Vaccination: Keeping an Eye on the Skin

Prof. Tilo Biedermann, Director of the Department of Dermatology and Allergology

30/06/2021 – Why there is Glory in Prevention? Local and National Strategies for Infection Prevention


Prof. Clarissa Prazeres da Costa, Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene
Nina Wantia M. D., Institute for Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene

07/07/2021 – Neuro-COVID and Post-COVID: Acute and Chronic Effects on the Neural System

Prof. Andrea Winkler, Department for Neurology
Prof. Paul Lingor, Department for Neurology

14/07/2021 – The Impact of the Pandemic on Capital Markets

Prof. Christoph Kaserer, Chair for Fiancial Management and Capital Markets

More information:

  • All online lectures are held in German.
  • The latest information about the program, more about the lectures and the respective dial-in dates for the lectures via ZOOM webinar can be found here. During the ZOOM webinar, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions via chat.
  • There will also be a live stream on the TUM YouTube channel.

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