COVID-19 Vaccines Update—Emerging Questions & Future Applications

ACS Webinars

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven an unprecedented surge in vaccine research and accelerated development of new vaccine technologies.

Dr. Shane Crotty of the La Jolla Institute for Immunology and Dr. Yizhou Dong of The Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy offer their insights on the progress of COVID-19 vaccine research including the potential for future applications to other diseases and therapeutics. They will also discuss critical emerging questions, such as the impact of virus variants on the efficacy of current COVID-19 vaccines.

This ACS Webinar is moderated by Angela Zhou of CAS and is co-produced with CAS.

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What You Will Learn

  • Highlights of the most impactful research findings related to COVID-19 vaccines
  • Technical considerations of mRNA, lipid nanoparticle and related technologies 
  • Future opportunities to build on learnings from COVID-19 to accelerate development of new vaccines and therapeutics

Dr. Shane Crotty
Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research, La Jolla Institute for Immunology

Dr. Yizhou Dong
Associate Professor in Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology, The Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy

Dr. Qiongqiong Angela Zhou
Information Scientist,


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