COVID-19 Communications and Resources

August 21, 2020

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Whitehead Institute's communications and resources regarding the COVID-19 outbreak are on the left. Check back here for updates.

The Institute is thankful for the hard work of our community to wind down labs and work from home in order to do our part in stopping the spread of the virus.

"These are no ordinary times, and I am proud of our community’s ability to wind down the bulk of our laboratory activities in the span of just five days – a difficult and painful exercise, given our individual and collective commitments to our scientific work and mission."

-Whitehead Institute Director David Page, March 22, 2020

Whitehead Institute in Action

Scroll down to see what our community has been up to to during these unprecedented times.

COVID precautions have pulled scientists apart like chromosomes during mitosis. To keep the discourse flowing, Whitehead Institute Member Iain Cheeseman helped organize an online meeting for centromere aficionados.

A banner reading "the socially distant centromere"

At the beginning of the US outbreaks, Member David Sabatini's lab rounded up some lab supplies to donate to local hospitals

Meanwhile, not even a global pandemic can stop cookie hour:

...or, for some, Irish soda bread hour.

Faculty are lecturing to empty auditoriums -- but making it disco:

And staff are finding new, non-human friends in times of social distancing:

Finally, one of our very own imaging scientists put together this thread of fun microscopy resources. Enjoy!

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