Emergence of Biotechnology Platforms During COVID-19: A Lesson in Modern Biology
Speaker: Dr. Vijay Srinivasan - National Institute of Standards and Technology
Date: Oct 8, 2021; Time: 2:30 PM Location: WebEx
Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the development and manufacturing of vaccines at an unprecedented speed. This has been enabled by the emergence of biotechnology platforms such as mRNA and Viral Vectors. In this seminar, I will outline the engineering aspects of such platforms and the modern biology behind their evolution.
Biographical Sketch: Dr. Vijay Srinivasan is a Senior Advisor in the Engineering Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Maryland. He joined NIST in 2009, after 26 years at IBM Research during which he was also an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia University, New York. Dr. Srinivasan has published widely and is a Fellow of ASME and AAAS.