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19 Mar 2021

COVID-19 webinar series: Genome sequencing COVID-19

Add to my calendar 23/03/2021 7:00 pm 23/03/2021 8:00 pm Australia/Melbourne COVID-19 webinar series: Genome sequencing COVID-19 Online DD/MM/YYYY

23 Mar 2021
7.00 - 8.00pm


Genome sequencing has been around for decades and has become faster and cheaper in more recent years. But how is it currently being used across the world in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic?

Hosted by the Australian Academy of Science, join panellists from Australia, Brazil, China and Italy to discuss examples of global collaboration to sequence and track the evolving variants of SARS-CoV-2, the COVID-19 virus.

  • Professor Ben Howden, Microbiological Diagnostic Unit (MDU) Public Health Laboratory, Doherty Institute, Australia
  • Dr Ming-Kun Li, Beijing Institute of Genomics (BIG), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China
  • Dr Alessandro Marcello, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Italy
  • Dr Ana Tereza Ribeiro de Vasconcelos, National Laboratory of Scientific Computing (LNCC), Brazil

Location: Online livestream via Australian Academy of Science

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