A 2 de outubro de 2020, a segunda tarde do Encontro Anual do cE3c foi dedicada ao tema “Approaching and Fighting COVID-19”, dando destaque a importantes contribuições de investigadores do cE3c e da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa no combate à pandemia, através da sua investigação e de iniciativas voluntárias.
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‘Centro de testes de Ciências: A multidisciplinar challenge for an emergent problem’, por Ricardo Dias (BioISI)
The Centro de Testes Ciências ULisboa will be presented. Why and how it was created, its objectives, main challenges and the contributions it provides to The New Tomorrow post-COVID19.
‘Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2: From China to the vaccine’, por Manuel Carmo Gomes (Ciências ULisboa)
SARS-CoV-2 was the third novel coronavirus that appeared in the 21st century with potential to cause a pandemic. The first COVID-19 case was reported December 8th, 2019, in China and, in a matter of 7 weeks, the virus caused a regional epidemic of over 55,000 cases, then spreading around the planet in less than two months. I review the reasons why SARS-CoV-2 has been so successful, namely its transmission routes, incubation period, and R0, and why the associated COVID-19 presents such a threat for the health services. The range of vaccine strategies currently being developed against COVID-19 is presented, as well as their main short-comings. I finish with the concept of herd immunity against COVID-19 through vaccination and with a word of caution for the future.
‘cE3c Volunteering Initiatives in times of COVID-19’, por Gabriela Rodrigues e Luís Marques (cE3c)
From March until May 2020, Gabriela Rodrigues and Luís Marques collaborated in producing and distributing protection equipment (visors) for hospitals and FCUL researchers. These visors were made using the cE3c-purchased 3D printer installed at the FCUL Microscopy Facility, and assembled using resources provided by the Department of Animal Biology, with the aditional collaboration of BioISI. A brief timeline of this initiative is the subject of this presentation.
‘Communication of Centro de Testes de Ciências ULisboa: The first steps’, por Marta Daniela Santos (Gabinete de Comunicação do cE3c)
The Test Centre of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Portugal) is a research and development infrastructure currently dedicated entirely to the mitigation of COVID-19 through the screening of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and immunological tests.
Since it started activity, on May 1, 2020, the Faculty undertook diverse communication initiatives to raise awareness about the work developed by the Test Centre both in the Faculty and among society.
In this talk, I will present some of the communication initiatives in which I have been involved as a volunteer, in collaboration with the Communication and Image Area of the Faculty, which represent the first steps in the communication strategy of this Test Centre.