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World-leading researcher and University of Regina alumnus, Dr. Nevan Krogan to discuss his work in the fight against coronavirus

Media Advisory Release Date: August 21, 2020 12:00 a.m.

Dr. Nevan Krogan BSc’97, MSc’99 a Saskatchewan-born U of R alumnus, molecular biologist, and University of California, San Francisco professor, will be sharing his experience leading a global team of scientists working to fight the coronavirus pandemic. In a virtual presentation to Saskatchewan’s research community on August 25, Dr. Krogan will discuss his work as director of the interdisciplinary Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

The University of Regina is pleased to host Dr. Krogan, who will be joined by Jacqueline Fabius, Chief Operating Officer for QBI. Fabius heads a number of initiatives including establishing relationships and collaborations around the world.

The Quantitative Biosciences Institute focuses on building global networks and has established itself as an important hub for novel biomedical research and technology development. The QBI has worked on several global collaborations that have brought scientists together, and it was perfectly situated for the formation of the QBI Coronavirus Research Group.

Forty-two leading laboratories, involving hundreds of scientists within the QBI, as well as laboratories in France, England, Germany, Scotland, New York, Seattle, Montana, North Carolina, San Diego, and more, are combining their efforts, technologies and expertise to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Led by Dr. Krogan, the newly-formed QBI Coronavirus Research Group is bringing together expertise in biochemistry, virology, structural, computational, chemical and systems biology to understand how SARS-CoV-2 hijacks human cells for its own replication. The goal is to assist in the rapid development of treatments. The presenters will explain the recent discoveries made by the QBI Coronavirus Research Group and what this could mean for future treatment of COVID-19.

Media are invited to attend:

Researchers and scientists from the University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan will be given the first opportunity to ask questions after the presentation (10:45 to 11:00 am), followed by media (11:00 to 11:15 am).

What:

University of Regina’s Research with Impact 2020 Virtual Lecture Series

Join U of R alumnus Dr. Nevan Krogan and his colleague Jacqueline Fabius for their presentation Global Scientific Collaborations and Drug Identification During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

When:                                                                                                                                              
Tuesday, August 25
Presentation: 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.

Question period for researchers/scientists 10:45 to 11:00 a.m.
Question period for media: 11:00 to 11:15 a.m.

Dr. Krogan and Jacqueline Fabius will be both be available to answer questions.

Where:
Remote via Zoom webinar:

https://uregina-ca.zoom.us/j/91730110849?pwd=REs4cy8yS3lXWDNFYWdnZm44dEt2Zz09
Meeting ID: 917 3011 0849
Passcode: 125071
                                                                                                      

About The University of Regina:

The University of Regina—with campuses located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories, the ancestral lands of the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota and Nakoda nations and the homeland of the Métis—is a comprehensive, mid-sized university that traces its roots back to the creation of Regina College in 1911. Today, more than 16,500 students study within the University's 10 faculties, 25 academic departments/schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College). The University of Regina has an established reputation for excellence and innovative programs that lead to undergraduate, master, and doctoral degrees.

 

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