SARS-CoV-2 Variants – Past, Present, and Future
Sharon Peacock, Ph.D.
Professor of Public Health and Microbiology
Department of Medicine
University of Cambridge, UK
Executive Director of the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium
Elected Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences
Virtual Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture: SARS-CoV-2 variants – Past, Present, and Future
About this Seminar
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, genome sequencing has provided vital insights into the biology and evolution of the causal virus, SARS-CoV-2. Within a month of the first reported cases, genome data had informed the rapid development of vaccines and continues to inform vaccine redesign. Sequencing has detected the emergence and spread of Variants of Concern, and underpins studies of variant transmissibility, immune evasion, and disease severity. In this talk, Dr. Peacock will describe how tracking the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 has underpinned our understanding of past and present variants, and how this could inform predictions of future variants.
Article ItemInternational leader from Cambridge, UK, to discuss COVID-19 variants in virtual public lecture , article
Sharon Peacock, executive director of the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium (COG-UK), professor of public health and microbiology at the University of Cambridge, and an elected member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences, will talk about the importance of genetic sequencing of viruses in battling pandemics during the next Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture on Jan. 20, 2022.
Article ItemNobel laureate, NIH leaders to present 2021-22 Maury Strauss public lectures , article
The Fralin Biomedical Research Institute announced the lineup for its 12th annual Maury Strauss Distinguished Public Lecture Series – an initiative that has exposed the public to more than 90 globally renowned science thought leaders and health care innovators over the years.
This is a free event hosted by Dr. Michael Friedlander and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute. For more information, please call 540-526-2059.
About Maury Strauss
Maury Strauss is a longtime community benefactor and businessman who supports biomedical research with the goal of energizing the local economy and improving quality of life in our neighborhoods and around the world. In order to ensure the continued success of Roanoke’s biomedical research enterprise, as well as the free public seminars, Mr. Strauss has made a generous gift to the series. Read VT News Story
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