Malta Cafe Scientifique – Designing Medicine using our own genes

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Malta Cafe Scientifique – Designing Medicine using our own genes

15 December 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Date and time
Wednesday  15th December 2021, 7pm

The current COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the huge impact pathogens can have on human life, on our mental and physical health as well as on the economy.

More research is required to identify novel treatments, and means of identifying people at risk of more severe effects upon infection.

Our genes carry the information that can tell us who is at more risk of developing severe effects after infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. Identifying the genes responsible for fighting infection in our immune system may also help in developing new drugs that can mitigate the effects of COVID-19.

TargetID – Novel Drug Targets for Infectious Diseases is a project led by Prof Brendon Scicluna at the University of Malta that is working on the sequencing and analysis of relevant genes from a collection of samples of about 1000 individuals.


Creative Team

Creative Team: Project Manager: Danielle Martine Farrugia
Organiser: Andrea Francesca Bellia
Poster Designer: Ian Farrugia
PR: Elliot Jaffe, Heba El Wassef, Martina Grech

 

 

Ticket Information

Adult
€3
Concessions
n/a
Children
n/a
Cinema Club Members
n/a
Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).

Venue Information

Studios

St James Cavalier
Castille Place, Valletta VLT1060 Malta
Studio B

Additional Information

Duration
2hr
Cert
U
Language
English
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