Science From The Frontlines: Virus Entry into Cells

June 2, 2020
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm

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Join C2ST and Dr. Sarah Connolly to examine herpesviruses 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.

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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.

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Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM CDT, C2ST Facebook Live. Make sure to follow C2ST on Facebook to receive notifications when the live program starts.

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C2ST’s Science From the Frontlines is an ongoing series of virtual events tackling topics such as vaccines, public health, community best practices, and other subjects relevant to the COVID-19 epidemic. This series of virtual events will also serve as a fundraiser for C2ST and the frontline efforts to combat COVID-19. While we are concerned about our continued well-being as an organization, we know that our community is also in peril. To make sure we are doing our part for the community, 50% of all donations from the “Science From the Frontlines” series will be shared with the Illinois PPE Network. When you make a donation during this campaign, not only will you be ensuring that cutting-edge science will be accessible to the public, but you will also be helping the effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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