What are the long-term effects of Covid? What do we know about the anti-tumor role of the mRNA vaccine? What characterizes the process of immune thrombosis responsible for a significant proportion of direct deaths associated with Covid-19 disease? These are some of the questions that will be answered at the conference organized on the occasion of the Hungarian Science Day at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ Dinner Hall.
Renowned researchers, clinicians, institutional and governmental leaders will present the opportunities and limitations in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of Covid-19. Speakers will cover oncological, virological, genetic, pathological and immunological aspects of the epidemic.
Speakers will include renowned scientists such as Judit Moldvay, Chief Physician of the Korányi Pulmonary Institute; Ferenc Jakab, Head of the National Virological Laboratory and Veronika Müller, Director of the Department of Pulmonology, Semmelweis University. Katalin Karikó, developer of the mRNA vaccine against SarsCov-2, will participate in the meeting via conference call.
The Hungarian Academy of Sciences is organizing a series of events to celebrate the Hungarian Science Day, with the participation of renowned researchers. Speaking at the opening ceremony on Thursday, Tamás Freund, President of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, said that
science teaches us to know and love reality.
He said that the programs were not only a way of providing a comprehensive overview of the latest scientific achievements, but also a way of demonstrating the broad cooperation between the various actors in science in Hungary.
András Király, Director of Planning and Analysis at the Office of the President of the Republic, read a welcome address by President Katalin Novák. “The product of the Hungarian mind is a distinctive part of the universal body of knowledge. Without the epoch-making discoveries of Albert Szent-Györgyi, János Neumann, Dénes Gábor or Katalin Karikó, humanity would be much poorer,” wrote President Novák.
The President stressed that
in these difficult times we need to rethink many areas of our lives, and the world of science and its tools can help us in this, providing us with a guide to find our way and new paths.
Anna Erdei, Deputy Secretary General of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and President of the Program Council of the Hungarian Science Festival, recalled that the Hungarian Science Festival is being organised for the 19th time, in memory of the fact that István Széchenyi donated one year’s income from his estates on 3 November 1825 to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences to found the Society of Scientists, the forerunner of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
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