Coronavirus Pandemic And Healthcare System Challenges: An Interview With Prof. Henning Walczak

As the Covid-19 crisis deepens, healthcare systems around the world face their most challenging times in decades. The need for treatment, advice and reliable information about how to help others increase. That is why citiesabc founder Dinis Guarda, Professor Yu Xiong and Professor Henning Walczak talk about how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting every single aspect of the society and how healthcare systems all around the world struggle before this novel coronavirus. Prof. Walczak also highlights the importance of staying at home and the work done by health experts in searching for treatments and a vaccine.

Henning Walczak is Professor of Cancer Biology at University College London (UCL), United Kingdom, and Scientific Director of the Cancer Research UK-UCL Centre. Born in Germany, Professor Walczak previously conducted research at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg and also worked for the biotech company Immunex Corportation in Seattle, United States. Together with the Heidelberg immune geneticist Peter Krammer he founded the biotech firm Apogenix, which he still advises. In 2007, Walczak transferred to London, initially to Imperial College and then to UCL. He has received numerous major awards, including an ERC Advanced Grant and the Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award. After being awarded the Humboldt Professorship in 2019, he is to join the University of Cologne to expand his research there.

Professor Yu Xiong is an academic, researcher and serial entrepreneur. He was trained as a computer scientist, then became a professor in various business schools across the UK. He is active in doing research, growing start-ups, creating his own companies. During his career, he has wide publications in top academic journals, and created business impact in multiple industries.

Dinis Guarda is an author, academic, influencer, serial entrepreneur and leader in 4IR, AI, Fintech, digital transformation and Blockchain. With over two decades of experience in international business, C level positions and digital transformation, Dinis has worked with new tech, cryptocurrencies, drive ICOs, regulation, compliance, legal international processes, and has created a bank, and been involved in the inception of some of the top 100 digital currencies. Dinis has created various companies such as Ztudium tech platform and citiesabc, among others.

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