COVID-19: Where will the virus go next? Watch the 2022 Martin Lecture featuring Prof. Read

The 2022 Martin Lecture in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Recorded: Monday, February 07, 2022 


Since the onset of the global pandemic, the world has been thrown into uncertainty. Two years later, there is still so much we don’t understand about the virus and how this pandemic will progress.  

Join Professor Andrew Read as he summarizes what we know so far about SARS-CoV-2. In this Martin Lecture, Read will discuss the challenges of predicting how the virus will evolve and explain how our attempts to control and contain its spread might change its evolutionary path.  

About the Speaker 

Professor Andrew Read is a renowned expert in pathogen adaptation, the evolution of virulence and vaccine escape. He is a professor of biotechnology at the Eberly College of Science at Pennsylvania State University, where he is an Evan Pugh University Professor of Biology and Entomology and director of the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences.   

About the Martin Lecture Series 

The Martin Lecture Series recognizes the generosity of Mary and Ronald Martin. The Martin Graduate Scholarships in the Faculty of Arts & Science at the University of Toronto support students pursuing studies in Astronomy & Astrophysics, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Physics and Public Policy. The Faculty of Arts & Science is proud to present this annual lecture series, which rotates between each of the four departments represented in the Martin family’s gift.