Course Details

940: The Basic Science of SARS-CoV-2: A Year Later

February 14-17
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

This course will update what science has learned about the molecular activities and evolution of SARS-CoV-2, and it will examine the status of molecular countermeasures we've taken to try to control the pandemic. We will cover basic biochemistry and structural biology; viral components and replication; testing for virus and antiviral antibodies; vaccine and drug development, and viral sequence surveillance, with particular focus on what has driven domination of the pandemic by successively more worrisome variants. No background in science is necessary.

Class Type: Lecture and Discussion

Class Format: Online

Hours of Reading: No reading

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 retired as Professor Emeritus in Environmental Science and in Chemistry at AU in 2017. He has taught courses on Climate and Environment, Sustainable Energy, and SARS-CoV-2 at OLLI.