Virtual laboratories during coronavirus (COVID ‐19) pandemic

Vasiliadou, Rafaela (2020). Virtual laboratories during coronavirus (COVID ‐19) pandemic. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 48(5) pp. 482–483.



Coronavirus (COVID‐19) disease is an emerging situation that brought challenges to all sectors, including academia and research. Undergraduate and postgraduate students in biochemistry and molecular biology have been affected significantly due to the recent laboratory closures. Experiments have been suspended for long causing extreme stress to the students. Virtual laboratory is a powerful educational tool that enables students to conduct experiments at the comfort of their home. An excellent opportunity to engage students with technology and in parallel to avoid unforeseen disruptions, as happened recently due to pandemic.

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