How the Broad community is responding to COVID-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic presents increasing public health challenges, scientists from around the world have responded with openness and unprecedented speed, studying the SARS-CoV-2 virus and working to develop new diagnostic technologies, treatments, and tools for researchers. Scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard are contributing to this global effort in a variety of ways.
Below you will find videos describing the Broad community's efforts to support clinical testing for COVID-19, expert seminars convened by the Broad’s Infectious Disease and Microbiome Program, and more.
Videos & seminars
What it will take to overcome COVID-19 and re-open the economy
April 24, 2020
Appearing on Amanpour & Company with Walter Isaacson, Broad Institute president and founding director Eric Lander discusses the importance of reducing the infection rate, strategies that'll be needed, and what we’re learning in Massachusetts to guide decisions around saving lives and re-opening the economy.
How the Broad Genomics Platform reinvented itself as a COVID-19 diagnostic testing center
Watch these videos to learn more about how the Genomics Platform transformed part of its next-generation sequencing center into a facility capable of processing more than 2,000 COVID-19 tests per day.
Update May 20, 2020: The facility can now process approximately 10,000 COVID-19 tests per day.
- The Broad Institute Is Scaling Up COVID-19 Diagnostic Test Capacity
- Broad Institute’s COVID-19 diagnostic center: Niall Lennon, Broad Institute
- Broad Institute’s COVID-19 diagnostic center: Stacey Gabriel, Broad Institute Genomics Platform
- SHERLOCK research protocol for COVID-19
- Broad Institute partners with City of Cambridge to pilot COVID-19 surveillance in nursing facilities
Infectious Disease & Microbiome Program seminar series: COVID-19
COVID-19: The Seattle Experience
Patricia Kritek, University of Washington School of Medicine
COVID testing: What went wrong, where are we now, and where are we going
Michael Mina, HSPH, BWH
Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic: From life raft to dry land
Yonatan Grad, HSPH
What will happen when COVID-19 hits the rest of the world?
Paul Farmer, HMS, BWH, Partners in Health
Learning from 26,000 cases of COVID-19 in China
Xihong Lin, Harvard, HSPH
SARS in 2003: What can we learn from China?
James Maguire, BWH, Harvard