Garvan-Weizmann webinar

Please join us for an informative session covering our COVID-19 research.

The Garvan Institute and the Weizmann Institute of Science will hold a joint webinar on 11 June.

The program is split into a general session for the public, and an earlier session for our scientific audience. You are welcome to attend both; and by registering for the webinar you can use the same link for both sessions.

General session: 6:30pm-7:15pm AEST

  • The virtual seminar will feature Professor Noam Sobel and Chef Yuval Ben-Neriah.

Scientific session: 4:00pm-6:00pm AEST

  • This will cover our work on COVID-19 in detail, and the progress we're making researching this disease.

Olfaction at the epicentre of COVID-19
Professor Noam Sobel  (
Head, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science). 

Innovating in times of crisis
Chef Yuval Ben-Neriah - acclaimed Israeli chef. 



Opening remarks
Prof. Ido Amit and Prof. Chris Goodnow


How the host genetics effects underlying severity of COVID-19response act at a cellular level
Dr. Seyhan Yazar (Garvan)


Dissecting the immune response to SARS-CoV-2 by scRNA-seq 
Pierre Bost (Weizmann)


Genetic determinants of the host immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection
Prof. Stu Tangye (Garvan)


Next-generation sequencing in COVID-19 diagnostics
Dr. Avner Leshem (Weizmann)


Discovering Therapeutic Antibodies for COVID-19
Dr. Peter Schofield (Garvan)


Deciphering role of anti SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in mediatingthe clinical outcome among COVID-19 patients
Dr. Inbal Farkash (Weizmann)


Computational approaches for nanopore sequencing analysis of SARS-CoV-2
James Ferguson and Hasindu Gamaarachchi (Garvan)


Discovery of SARS-CoV-2 neutralizing antibodies in recovered patients
Dr. Roei Mazor (Weizmann)

Please register your interest below. You'll need to register in order to receive the Zoom details and password, which will be sent closer to the 11th of June.