In the framework of the "Celebration of Hungarian Science" programme and with the support of the Departement of Science Diplomancy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Hungary, Dr Ágnes Galgóczi and Dr. Ferenc Jakab presented in their hibrid lecture the facts behind the COVID-19 pandemic in Hungary respectively the viruses transmitted from animals to humans.
Dr. Ágnes Galgóczi is a public health specialist, lawyer, currently the Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Infection Control at the National Centre for Public Health and Analyses Hungary.
Dr. Ferenc Jakab is a Hungarian virologist professor, during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 the leader of the Coronavirus Research Task Force. Currently he is the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Pécs, scientific secretary of the Szentágothai János Research Centre and also the leader of the highest biosafety level National Virology Laboratory.
The lecture took place on 10 November 2021 at the Liszt Institute, with professor Jakab joining the event online.