PNNL Announces Next Seminar as part of its Special Edition Community Science and Technology Seminar Series
The next seminar in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Special Edition Community Science and Technology Seminar Series, “Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3 (And What’s Up With The New Vaccine, Anyways?),” presented by Kristin Omberg, lead scientist for PNNL’s River Corridor Scientific Focus Area project, will take place on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., via Zoom.
Over the last year, a herculean scientific effort has gone into producing the three main types of COVID-19 tests and four different vaccine approaches. With copious amounts of scientific information generated so quickly, in addition to research that is adapting to this new landscape as rapidly as COVID-19, it’s no wonder that questions abound. Thousands of genome and protein sequences have influenced the tests and have served as the foundation of the vaccines. Each of the three different tests have unique strengths and weaknesses. The four different types of candidate vaccines are also distinct in how they work. In this talk, we’ll discuss the ins-and-outs of both COVID-19 tests and vaccines and how they can be leveraged most effectively in this race against the clock.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Community Science and Technology Seminar Series was launched to help the general public better understand and explore how science transforms our world.
Those who are interested can register here.
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