Course Details

944: The Basic Science of the Novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2

February 8, 9, 10, 11
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

This course will cover aspects of the molecular science of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus: basic biochemistry and structural biology; viral components and replication; viral transmission and inactivation; testing for virus and antibodies; vaccine and drug development and viral sequence surveillance. No background in science is necessary.

Class Format: Lecture and Discussion

Hours of Reading: Less than 1 hour/session

Study Group Leader(s):

Albert Cheh
Albert Cheh has a BA in Chemistry from Columbia and a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley. He joined AU Chemistry in 1980 and Environmental Science in 2009, retiring as Professor Emeritus in both departments in 2017. He has taught basic biochemistry to non-science students at AU