Dear friends!

We gather leading teachers from each country to make quality education available around the world. Coronovirus intervened in the plans for the forum and forced us to postpone the forum. Since coronavirus affects not only the Global Pedagogical Forum, coronavirus affects all spheres of life on earth, we decided to try to understand this issue and collect the opinion of leading virologists from each country.

Australia
Professor Peter Doherty

Member of the Royal society and is also a patron of the Peter Doherty Institute of infection and immunity. Honorary scientist of the Academy of medical Sciences (FMedSci) in 2015. In the same year, he was elected a member of Australian Academy of health and medical Sciences (FAHMS). In April 2017, he was appointed a member of Of the Royal society of Victoria (FRSV).
The Professor's research focuses on the immune system, and his Nobel work describes how the body's immune cells protect against viruses.

Portugal
Pedro Simas

Virologist and researcher at the Institute of molecular medicine (IMM) of the University of Lisbon.

Armenia
Professor Arman Badalyan

Epidemiologist of Armenia, a lecturer at the Department of epidemiology at Yerevan state medical University. At the moment, the Professor is actively studying COVID-19. Participated in the immunization processes in Armenia, including all components of vaccination. He was engaged in assessing the epidemiology of unvaccinated children in Armenia and creating the first immune Cabinet. Currently, it cooperates with the Ministry of health and FIDEC. Actively participates in the process of implementing and lobbying for the HPV vaccine in Armenia.

Morocco
Professor Abdelouaheb Benani

Professor, head of the laboratory of molecular biology at the Pasteur Institute. President of the Arab society of virologists and active member of the Advisory Board of the regional strategy for the prevention and control of viral hepatitis.and other diseases. Organizer of the 1st international Symposium on Virology in Morocco (Marrakech, Morocco) 2003

Armenia
Dr Arsen Arakelyan

Director Of the Institute of molecular biology of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia.
Candidate of biology.

Egypt
Professor Ahmed El-Kafrawi

Honorary Professor of Microbiology and immunology, faculty of Medicine, al-Azhar University,
The main interests of medical Microbiology and immunology are vector-borne disease virus and hepatitis viruses. Currently, the Professor is actively engaged in research on COVID-19.

Ukraine
Dr Alla Mironenko

Professor, Doctor of medical Sciences, head of the Department of respiratory and other viral infections of the Gromashevsky Institute of epidemiology and infectious diseases. Currently engaged in research Covid-19

Ireland
Dr Noreen Sheehy

Professor of molecular Virology at University College Dublin
Center for infectious disease research

Italy
Professor Vittorio Colizzi

Professor of Immunology, University of Rome Tor Vergata,
Director of the UNESCO Chair of Biotechnology & Bioethics,
Coordinator of the Tor Vergata Covid-19 Joint Lab.

Estonia
Professor Irja Lutsar

Estonian microbiologist and virologist, Professor of medical Microbiology and Virology at the University of Tartu. At the moment, he is actively engaged in the study of coronavirus.

Iceland
Professor Kari Stefansson

Professor of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Icelandic neurologist, founder and CEO of the Reykjavik-based biopharmaceutical company deCODE genetics. In Iceland, he first applied population genetics to understand variations in the sequence of the human genome. At the moment, he is actively engaged in the study of coronavirus.

Finland
Professor Vincenzo Cerullo

Professor University of Helsinki, Department of pharmaceutical Sciences
The head of the group Laboratory of immunoterapii, Division of pharmaceutical biology, faculty of pharmacy , University of Helsinki. Chief researcher of the faculty of medicine, biology of the Molecular Cancer Program. At the moment, he is actively engaged in the study of coronavirus.

Spain
Professor Joaquim Segales

Professor of Virology, head of the animal health Research center, Autonomous University of Barcelona. Member of the Global Virology network (GVN), which brings together the world's leading virologists. Participant of a consultation of virologists in Spain, which aims to create a vaccine and search for an antiviral drug for the treatment of COVID-19. Director of the Center for natural animal Sciences (CReSA) and associate Professor at the Veterinary school of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

United Kingdom
Professor Polly Roy

Officer of the Order of the British Empire for services to viral research. Professor and head of the Department of Virology at the London school of hygiene and tropical medicine.
In 2001, it became part of the London school of hygiene and tropical medicine and, along with the Department of Virology, is also a co-organizer of the medical Microbiology course. Throughout her career, Roy has improved her understanding of the basics of molecular and cellular biology, replication, and transmission of various viruses.
Her research has led to advances in the development of improved diagnostic tests, more effective vaccines against virus-like protein (VLP). She worked at the University of Oxford.

Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Professor Hossein Keyvani

Professor of Virology at the Iranian University of medical Sciences in Tehran. He is the founder of the first and only Virology laboratory in Iran. At the moment, he is actively engaged in the study of coronavirus.

Nigeria
Professor Oyewale Tomori

Nigerian Professor of Virology. Former President Of The Nigerian Academy Of Sciences. Education administrator and former Vice-Chancellor of Redeemer University.
He was engaged in research on viral infections, including Ebola hemorrhagic fever, yellow fever, and Lassa fever. He served as a regional virologist for the world health organization's Africa region. At the moment, he is actively engaged in the study of coronavirus.