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About the Symposium

Virtual. Open to the public and press.

The symposium is a virtual event to highlight the impact the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Virtual Biotechnology Laboratory (NVBL) has had utilizing the unique capabilities of the DOE to tackle the science and technology challenges associated with COVID-19, and to discuss areas in which the NVBL can have impact in the future. With perspectives from Chris Fall, Director, Office of Science, DOE, and William A. Bookless, Principal Deputy Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration, the event will feature presentations from lead investigators reporting progress in:

  • Epidemiological modeling
  • Therapeutics
  • Testing
  • Understanding transport of the virus
  • Solving issues around supply chain challenges

In addition, keynote speakers from outside the NVBL will discuss the upcoming science and technology needs in computing, testing and surveillance, and vaccines.

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The event is aimed at the S&T community, media and general public. It is free to attend, but registration is required for all attendees (including press).

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  • NVBL Co-Leads Michelle Buchanan, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and Stephen Streiffer, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Bruce Tromberg, Director, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging & Bioengineering, National Institutes of Health
  • Jim Brase, Deputy Associate Director for Computation, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Greg Burel, President, Hamilton Grace, LLC
  • Harriet Kung, Deputy Director for Science, DOE Office of Science

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