990x120 (1) october 20 2021

Event Overview

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

    Eric Niederkofler, PhD
    Applications Manager
    Laboratory Products Division
    Thermo Fisher Scientific

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