Covid Connections: When does a variant become a villain?

Covid Connections

When does a variant become a villain?

Wednesday 9th June, 18:00-19:30

With announcements of new variants of the coronavirus appearing more and more in the headlines, what exactly is changing and when do changes become concerns? We’ll discuss how genomics is helping us keep one step ahead of the virus with new treatments and vaccines.

Event panel:

Professor Ravi Gupta (Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology & Infectious Disease; co-opted member of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG), which advises the government on the threat posed by new and emerging respiratory viruses)

Professor Emma Thomson (University of Glasgow)

Dr Qianxin Wu (Wellcome Sanger Institute)

Event chair:

Dr Alex Lathbridge (Science Showoff, Why Aren’t You A Doctor Yet? and BBC R4’s Scientifically)


Covid Connections are a series of free, virtual panel discussions, organised by Wellcome Connecting Science and COG-UK.

Based on COVID-19 and the role genomics science is playing in combatting the pandemic, at these events you will hear from the people who are making this happen. Panellists will be from across the COG-UK consortium.

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