PS I. COVID-19 and Pandemics of Infectious Diseases
09:00 - 10:30
programme

Grand Societal Challenges Parallel Session, continuing of Plenary Sessions 2 and 4 on Research Infrastructures Contributing to Grand Societal Challenges, this time in the environment of RIs.

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Continuation of Plenary Sessions 2 and 4 on Research Infrastructures Contributing to Grand Societal Challenges, this time in the environment of RIs. What are the remedies that RIs can offer? The aim of this plenary session is to show, through case studies, how research infrastructures have contributed to finding solutions to burning issues, specifically the COVID-19 pandemic and pandemics of other infectious diseases, and how they can be useful in the future.

  • Nahla Afifi, Director of the Qatar Biobank
  • Carlos Batthyány Dighiero, Executive Director, Institut Pasteur de Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Ewan Harrison, Deputy Director, COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK) and Group Leader at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and University of Cambridge

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Plenaries and Parallel Sessions (PS) will focus on how research infrastructures contribute to addressing Grand Societal Challenges:  
I. COVID-19 and pandemics of infectious diseases  
II. Environment, climate change and mitigation
III. Data and digitalisation of society
These sessions aim to explore ways of convergence of research infrastructure policy-making with policy-making in other sectoral areas, such as industry, energy, environment, agriculture, health, social affairs or security, where research infrastructures essentially contribute to knowledge-based solutions for significant societal and economic challenges.