- 10:56 - 18/02/2024 to 10:57 - 23/02/2024
- Wellcome Genome Campus, Hinxton, CB10 1SA, United Kingdom
Learn how to apply next-generation sequencing technologies to clinical virology.
Viral genome sequencing and sequence-dependent detection methods have been applied to the diagnosis and management of viral infections for decades. However, the introduction of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies is transforming how clinical microbiology laboratories diagnose and manage infectious diseases. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) of hundreds of microbes can be undertaken in hours enabling real time genomics for diagnostics, transmission investigation and infection control.
This Genomics and Clinical Virology course combines practical hands-on laboratory and bioinformatics work with lectures by, and discussions with, leaders in this crucial, exciting, and expanding area. The course is aimed at virology researchers at PhD, postdoc or more senior level who have an interest in learning how to carry out NGS of viral genomes, and clinical and research scientists who are planning to implement NGS in clinical diagnostic laboratories. The course will concentrate on the application of cutting-edge genomic techniques that can be implemented now and explore new approaches that will enter practice in the near future.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Applicants should be virology researchers at PhD, postdoc or more senior level who have an interest in learning how to carry out NGS of viral genomes, or clinical or research scientists planning to implement NGS in clinical diagnostic laboratories. Selected participants will be required to complete an introductory Linux course online prior to the course.
- Prof Nick Loman, University of Birmingham
- Dr Tamyo Mbisa, UK Health Security Agency
- Prof Emma Thomson, University of Glasgow
- Dr Sreenu Vattipally, University of Glasgow
- Dr Ana da Silva Felipe, UK Health Security Agency
- Dr Richard Orton, University of Glasgow
- Dr Sunando Roy, University College London
- Dr Charlotte Williams, University College London
- Dr Cristina Venturini, University College London
- Dr David Bibby, UK Health Security Agency
- Dr Joshua Quick, University of Birmingham
- Dr Samantha Lycett, University of Edinburgh
For more information, please contact: [email protected]