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Covid-19 entry factors revealed by Single-Cell Transcriptomics data – a virtual lecture by ATLAS Scientific Advisory Board member

30.04.2020

Tune in on May 27 at 12.15 when co-founder and co-lead of the Human Cell Atlas project, Sarah Teichmann, gives an online lecture on recent findings that potentially explains the high efficiency of SARS-CoV-2 transmission, as seen in the on-going Covid-19 pandemic. Using single-cell RNA-seq data from human tissues, the research groups involved investigated the expression of viral entry-associated genes, and co-detected such transcripts in specific respiratory, corneal, and intestinal epithelial cells. The data revealed SARS-CoV-2 entry factors highly expressed in nasal epithelial cells together with innate immune genes, highlighting their potential roles in initial viral infection, spread and clearance.

Register for the lecture here(free of charge)

Sarah Teichmann is a member of the ATLAS Scientific Advisory Board, and her talk on May 27 is hosted by the Danish Institute for Advanced Studies (D-IAS), where ATLAS director, Prof. Susanne Mandrup, is Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.