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ONLINE C2ST: Virus Entry into Cells

  • June 02, 2020
  • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Facebook Live, C2ST

Science from the Frontlines: Virus Entry into Cells

Join the Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST) and Dr. Sarah Connolly to examine herpes viruses and the first step of virus infection—viral entry.

As  the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding viruses and how they function has become essential. The first step of every virus infection is the virus entering a host cell.  How does this happen?  Proteins on the surface of the virus interact with receptors on the surface of a cell to trigger changes in the virus that allow it to penetrate the cell. Using herpesviruses as a model, Dr. Connolly will explain the basics of virus entry and how an understanding of this can help researchers develop antiviral drugs and vaccines.  

This free event will take place on Facebook live, on the C2ST's page. Make sure to follow C2ST on Facebook to receive notifications when the live program starts.

For more details and registration, please go here

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