Coronavirus How Chemical Engineers Could Apply Technology to the Battle

Join Engineers Australia Chemical College SA, IChemE and RACI for a presentation on how chemical engineers could play a part in the outbreak.
Coronavirus  How Chemical Engineers Could Apply Technology to the Battle

Since 2003 the world has faced three outbreaks caused by coronaviruses (CoV): Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and the current outbreak caused by 2019-nCoV. Scientists are already racing to develop a vaccine for 2019-nCoV, that is technically possible, but still may not come in time to help during this outbreak.

In this presentation, potential engineering solutions for a safe vaccine development will be discussed to emphasise what chemical engineers could contribute to the fast vaccine development.

About the speaker

A/Prof Jingxiu Bi has more than 20 years’ experience in research, teaching and bio-pharmaceutical industrial consulting in the field of bio-process design and optimisation for bio-pharmaceutical product process development, both fundamental and applied research. She has contributed to technology transformation for Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Vaccine to prevent Hepatitis B Virus infection. Her research is now focused on engineered protein-based vaccine developments. She has 80 publications and six patents.

Jingxiu Bi graduated from Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999 before she joined the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, Germany, and later Birmingham University, UK. She is employed by the School of Chemical Engineering and Advanced Materials at the University of Adelaide, Australia.

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Date
17 / 02 / 2020 - 04:45 pm to 08:00 pm
Registration Closes
17 / 02 / 2020 04:45 pm
Venue
The University of Adelaide
North Terrace, Engineering North Building N158
Chapman North Theatre
Adelaide
,
SA
,
5000
Cost
  • Members:
    FREE
  • Non Members:
    FREE
Key Speaker(s)
A/Profesor Jingxiu Bi
Host(s)
Engineers Australia Chemical College SA, IChemE and RACI
Event Contact
  • Contact:
    Engineers Australia South Australia
  • Phone:
    1300 653 113
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