On March 16, 2021, another edition of the university’s own Junior Researcher Academy took place – this time with Prof. Dr. Roxana Carare.
In the webinar, titled “Neuropathological implications of the COVID-19 pandemic”, UMCH students learned how SARS-CoV-2 affects our bodies from a neurological perspective. After all, the new coronavirus that emerged in 2019 not only affects the lungs, but sometimes the brain as well. In the presentation, Prof. Carare, who works as a professor of Clinical Neuroanatomy at the University of Southampton, among other positions, explained how the virus finds its way into the human central nervous system. In addition, the renowned researcher highlighted the various neurological symptoms suffered by some of those infected, as well as the exact mechanisms that lead to these symptoms.
The presentation was followed by a lively Q&A session. During the discussion, Prof. Carare gave the university students in attendance the opportunity to explain, among other things, what research project they would implement if they had 100,000 euros at their disposal, which resulted in some exciting ideas.