Event info
Date:09 Nov
Time:12:00 - 13:00
Contact person
Nicole Mastrell

Nicole Mastrell

Event Manager & PA to CEO


+45 6141 8634

The HALOS webinar series – Inside the Coronavirus

The HALOS webinar series will offer an online forum for industry and academia to discuss and learn about synchrotron and neutron applications in life science and innovation.

The Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 consists of a multitude of small and macro-molecules, which enable it to infect and hijack host cells. Experiments at large facilities like DESY or MAX IV shed light on these atomic structures and helps us to understand the viral life cycle. In addition, through structure-based drug design, these experimentally detremined macromolecular structures can enable us to find new therapies.

In this talk, Dr. Andrea Thorn from the University of Hamburg gives an insight into these viral structures using models and animations. She will tell us about their implications for the pandemic and her team’s work with over 500 known macromolecular structures from SARS-CoV and SARS-in order CoV-2 to build a bridge between the pioneers who determined these structures at large facilities and the drug developers at forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Date: November 9, 2020
Time: 12 pm
Venue: Online

Registration: Please send an e-mail to anna.hellgren@med.lu.se to register for the online seminar.


Dr Andrea Thorn
Universität Hamburg