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KU Winter Webinar Series: “Vaccines serving and saving the world from Covid-19” by Dr. Georg Petroianu

February 15, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


As the top-ranked university in the UAE, Khalifa University recognizes its increasingly important role in the nation to promote learning, knowledge and the development of new ideas, not just within our own classrooms and labs, but beyond into the local and global communities that we serve.

We are deeply committed to contributing to society through a range of partnerships and outreach activities, including the KU Winter Webinar Series, a string of educational webinars that will run from 10 January 2021 to 15 February 2021. This series is designed to educate and inform the general public about a variety of beneficial topics, ranging from lessons on the coronavirus to lessons on stem cells, space and more.

The series is targeted towards everyone – from high school and university students, to parents, professionals and anyone in between who is interested in broadening their skillset and knowledge.

We are pleased to offer these seminars free of charge to our local and international community of learners as an extension of our active commitment to exchanging knowledge and resources in the spirit of collaboration to promote a happier, more engaged community, and a more sustainable world.

The ultimate aim of this Webinar Series is to leverage KU’s diverse set of resources to address the needs of the larger community, and inform and empower community members with meaningful and actionable solutions.

Khalifa University faculty share their expertise on topics related to the Covid-19 vaccine. In this miniseries focused on the Covid-19 vaccine, KU faculty address important questions about the vaccine, including how it’s made, how mathematical models have predicted who should be vaccinated first, and how the vaccine is being rolled out in the UAE. 

Date: Monday, 25 January 2021

  • 5pm: “Vaccination for Covid-19: United Arab Emirates’ Experience” by Dr. Ali Khraibi

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Date: Wednesday, 27 January 2021

  • 2pm: “Who to vaccinate first against COVID-19? A model-based comparison of strategies” by Dr. Jorge Rodriguez

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Date: Monday, 1 February 2021

  • 2pm: “Everything you should know and never ask about Covid-19 vaccines” by Dr. Juan Acuna

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Date: Monday, 15 February 2021

  • 2pm: “Vaccines serving and saving the world from Covid-19” by Dr. Georg Petroianu

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Date: Sunday, 10 January 2021

  • 2pm: “Towards developing low cost solutions for affordable perinatal health screening” by Dr. Ahsan Khandoker 

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Date: Monday, 11 January 2021

  • 2pm: “Frequency-domain methods in sliding mode control” by Dr. Igor Boiko 

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Date: Tuesday, 12 January 2021

  • 1pm: “Use of Nanotechnology in the fight against COVID-19” by Dr. Ammar Nayfeh

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  • 5pm: “Stem Cells” by Dr. Abdulrahim Sajini

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Date: Wednesday, 13 January 2021

  • 11am: “Building Body Parts: The Bioartificial Kidney” by Dr. Peter Corridon

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Date: Sunday, 17 January 2021

  • 2pm: “Some recent advances in aeronautics and spaceflight technologies: My perspective” by Dr. Sean Swei

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February 15, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm