Bernal Lecture 2024 at Birkbeck, 9th May

When: — Venue: Birkbeck Clore Management Centre

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The School of Natural Sciences at Birkbeck are delighted to invite you to this annual lecture in memory of Professor JD Bernal.
Established in 1968, this annual lecture commemorates JD Bernal – Professor of Physics at Birkbeck from 1938 and then Chair of Crystallography in 1963. In line with Bernal’s interests in structural biology, X-ray crystallography and, especially, the social consequences of science, this year we are pleased to welcome Professor Ravindra Gupta, Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Diseases, University of Cambridge, for a talk titled “SARS CoV-2 : keeping up with an unprecedented pathogen“.

The SARS CoV-2 pandemic was unique in many ways, and the virus continues to surprise us with its ability to adapt and evolve. This is driven largely by an ability to persist in immune compromised individuals. In this talk we will explore how variants of concern arise and how we can stay ahead to prevent ongoing morbidity and mortality

This event is free to attend but booking is essential.