COG-UK Science Showcase Event

COG-UK Showcase Event

Friday 26th March 2021, 1pm – 3.30pm

 

The event recording can be watched HERE.

13.00 – 13.05 Opening remarks Professor Sharon Peacock, Executive Director and Chair, COG-UK
13.05 – 13.50 Session 1. SARS-CoV-2: new insights into molecular tests and massive sequencing Chair: Dr Catherine Ludden, University of Cambridge
13.05 – 13.20 Lessons from large-scale SARS-CoV-2 sequencing – Dr Cordelia Langford, Wellcome Sanger Institute
13.20 – 13.35 SARS-CoV-2 mutations and diagnostic test accuracy – Dr Kate Templeton, University of Edinburgh
13.35 – 13.50 Non-sequence based molecular methods to detect SARS-CoV-2 variants – Dr Leigh Jackson, COG-UK
13.55 – 14.40 Session 2. SARS-CoV-2 variants: distribution, detection and prioritization Chair: Professor Emma Thomson, University of Glasgow
13.55 – 14.10 Overview of the global epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 lineages of global concern – Áine O’Toole, University of Edinburgh
14.10 – 14.25 SARS-CoV-2 mutation and variant surveillance at the Wellcome Sanger Institute – Matt Sinnott, Wellcome Sanger Institute
14.25 – 14.40 Prioritizing SARS-CoV-2 mutations and variants – Dr Alessandro Carabelli, University of Cambridge
14.45 – 15.30 Session 3. SARS-CoV-2 variants: patients and prevention – Chair: Dr Sally Corden, Public Health Wales
14.45 – 15.00 SARS-CoV-2 variants – what we can learn from the HOCI study – Professor Judy Breuer, University College London
15.00 – 15.15 B.1.1.7 causes more severe disease. True or False? – Dr Nick Davies,  London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
15.15 – 15.30 SARS-CoV-2 Variants, Vaccines and Immune Escape – Professor Wendy Barclay, Imperial College London
15.30 – 15.35 Thanks and close Professor Sharon Peacock, Executive Director and Chair, COG-UK