The COVID pandemic continues to have a significant impact on the scientific community; while it slowed scientific progress in some research areas, it sparked technology development in others. As SARS-CoV-2 spread globally, the virus acquired mutations that drove demand for rapid diagnostic tests and improved mutation surveillance. In this webinar brought to you by Thermo Fisher Scientific, Eugene Koonin and Eric Niederkofler will describe how technological advances help researchers monitor viral evolution and interpret the implications of variation on viral infectivity and transmission rates.
Topics to be covered
SARS-CoV-2 sites under positive selection
The likelihood of a transmissive variant emerging that escapes current vaccines
Technological advances to keep up with viral evolution
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
3:00 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time
Meet the speakers
Eugene Koonin, PhD Evolutionary Genomics Group Leader NIH Distinguished Investigator Computational Biology Branch National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) National Institutes of Health
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