Virtual Talk and Q&A: COVID-19 Research at Brookhaven Lab

February 21, 2021

Virtual Talk and Q&A: COVID-19 Research at Brookhaven Lab

COVID-19 needs no introduction. Scientists fighting it do.

John Hill leads the COVID-19 Science and Technology Working Group at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory. He also represents Brookhaven in a DOE consortium—the National Virtual Biotechnology Laboratory—which includes all 17 national laboratories working to address key challenges in responding to COVID-19.

The COVID-19 working group Hill leads at Brookhaven comprises experts in biology, nanoscience, computation, and other areas of science. They and their collaborators are leveraging world-class capabilities to study the structure of viral components, narrow the search for drugs, track research efforts, model the disease's spread, and more.

Hill will give a virtual talk about the impacts of Brookhaven’s multifaceted COVID-19 research on Thursday, Feb. 25. The event will also include an interactive Q&A session, when audience members can submit questions for Hill and two of his colleagues:

* Kerstin Kleese van Dam, Director of the Lab’s Computational Science Initiative

* Sean McSweeney, Director of the Laboratory for BioMolecular Structure at Brookhaven