april, 2021

21apr2:00 pm2:45 pmCambridge Science Festival - Inside a Lab: Putting COVID to the (Diagnostic) Test2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Event Details

Kid and family friendly event!

Now is your exclusive chance to explore a COVID-19 research laboratory! Scientist, Dr. Sara Suliman and her team will take you on a guided tour of the lab itself, demonstrate how to put on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and run an experiment right before your eyes. Since the early days of the pandemic, our Mass General Brigham (MGB) researchers have dedicated much of their time to the MGB Center for COVID Innovation (MGB CCI). It was launched in 2020 to help coordinate, facilitate and rapidly develop diagnostic innovations that will help stop the spread of SARS-CoV2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, among patients, front line health care workers and the community. The lab you will be interacting with at the Cambridge Science Festival evaluates potential COVID-19 diagnostic technologies that help to consistently and accurately test whether someone is positive or negative for COVID-19.

Event is hosted by the Brigham Research Institute and MGB CCI Diagnostic Pillar. The event will be recorded and live captioned.

 

Agenda:

Introduction:

David Walt, PhD, Co-Director, MGB CCI

Sara Suliman, PhD, Principal Investigator (PI), MGB CCI Diagnostic Accelerator

 

Lab Tour:

Sara Suliman, PhD, Principal Investigator (PI), MGB CCI Diagnostic Accelerator

 

Q&A:

David Walt, PhD, Co-Director, MGB CCI

Sara Suliman, PhD, Principal Investigator (PI), MGB CCI Diagnostic Accelerator

 

Thank you to Dr. Suliman’s team (see names below) for their hard work.

Sujata Chalise, Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pokhara University, Nepal, Research Assistant, MGB CCI Diagnostics Accelerator

Esmarline J. De León Peralta, Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering, Research Technician, MGB CCI Diagnostic Accelerator; Research Engineering Technician, MGH Wellman Center for Photomedicine

Zakary Ganhadeiro, Candidate for Bachelor of Science of Cell & Molecular Biology, Northeastern University; Research Assistant, MGB CCI Diagnostics Accelerator

Sally Zhou, Candidate for Bachelor of Science, Northeastern University; Research Assistant at MGB CCI Diagnostics Accelerator

Time

(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Location

Zoom

Organizer

Brigham Research Institutebwhbri@partners.org

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