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Understanding: STEM Perspectives

These presentations explore the nature and effects of COVID-19 through the STEM disciplines.

Essential Question
Why do some young healthy people suffer more acutely from serious side-effects of Coronavirus?

COVID-19 is strangely—and tragically—selective. Researchers are now gearing up to scour the patients’ genomes for DNA variations that explain why some have more serious side effects than others. The findings could be used to identify those most at risk of serious illness and those who might be protected, and they might also guide the search for new treatments.


Day 1: Tuesday, April 21

09:45 - 10:45
Opening Plenary: What Is COVID-19?

11:30 - 12:30
Understanding: STEM Perspectives

Stories of Survival

14:00 - 15:00
Understanding: Arts and Humanities Perspectives

Day 2: Wednesday, April 22

09:30 - 10:30
Overview and Plenary Session

10:30 - 11:15
Synthesis and Application: Guests

11:45 - 12:30
Synthesis and Application: King’s Academy Faculty

13:30 - 14:15
Closing Plenary

Closing Notes and Charge