Virus detection and antibody testing for Covid-19 – insight into Swedish research labs and future predictions

The coronavirus pandemic is the biggest crisis of our time. Researchers and professors at laboratories in Sweden wasted no time getting involved in the hard work of limiting the spread of the virus. How have they been doing this? What are their experiences so far? What lessons will we take with us going forward? Four professors share what they have learnt and their predictions for the future.

Welcome to a webinar at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences Biotechnology division. Watch the live stream above (the image will turn into a player when it is time for the webinar to start). Send your questions to the speakers through Menti

Thursday, September 10, 2020 18:00 - 19:30

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Welcome to a webinar at the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences Biotechnology division at which we will hear various perspectives on work being done in Sweden on Covid-19 virus detection and antibody testing. The webinar will be in English and a recording of it can be viewed afterwards. The chat function will be enabled so that you can pose questions to the speakers during the live stream. 

To submit questions, please visit Menti ( and use the code 20 10 10 5). Please notice that not all questions will be covered. 

Programme and participants

Starting up a high-throughput Covid-19 viral diagnostic lab in four weeks: Professor Lars Engstrand, Karolinska Institutet (KI)

Turkish delight - experience from testing more than a million people: Professor Adil Mardinoglu, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

The antibody experience - the value of serological tests: Professor Sophia Hober, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), IVA Div. VII

What have we learned from the Swedish strategy to combat COVID-19? Professor Mathias Uhlén, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), IVA Div. X

Contact information

Maja Neiman
Project Manager
Phone +46 8-791 29 70

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