4 Oct 2022
Viral sequencing could be key in managing hospital-acquired infection rates as we learn to live with COVID-19
At the height of the pandemic, hospitals were shown to play a major role in the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Professor Judith Breuer and her team at University College London set about investigating whether ‘real-time’ viral genomic sequencing might have a role in helping to limit the spread of SARS-CoV-2 in hospitals.
On Thursday 27th October, at 12:15 – 13:00 BST, we will be hosting our ‘Women in COG’ event featuring Dame Kate Bingham, former Chair of the UK Vaccine Taskforce and Managing Partner at life sciences venture capital firm SV Health Investors. This event will feature a conversation with Kate followed by an informal Q&A.
Providing equitable genomic training globally: A recap from the Asia Pacific Advanced Network Workshop
In collaboration with Wellcome Connecting Science (WCS), the COG-Train programme organised the “Equity in training and capacity building for genomics and global health” workshop, which was held as part of the 54th Asia Pacific Advanced Network (APAN54) meeting. The workshop highlighted the importance of training in genomics and discussed the myriad of challenges that arise from catering to a global audience, especially during a pandemic. It also pointed out steps that can be taken to help overcome these hurdles.