The Irish Coronavirus Sequencing Consortium: What We’re Doing and Why? - Webinar7 October 2020 7 October 2020
The Irish Coronavirus Sequencing Consortium is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and led by Professor Paul Cotter from Teagasc Moorepark. The aim of the project is to sequence or “read” the genetic information of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This will allow us to investigate the spread of the virus and any changes in its genetic sequence which may affect the disease or treatment.
Teagasc are hosting a webinar on 7th October at 7PM to inform the public on the aims and activities of the consortium, including sample processing and data protection. Professor Paul Cotter will give a presentation, followed by a question and answer session with a panel of medics and scientists.
- Professor Paul Cotter, Head of Food Bioscience Department, Teagasc
- Fidelma Fitzpatrick, Consultant/Senior Lecturer in Microbiology, RCSI Education & Research Centre, Beaumont Hospital
- Kate Reddington, Microbial Diagnostics Research Laboratory, Microbiology, School of Natural Sciences, National University of Ireland, Galway
- Patrick Stapleton, Consultant Microbiologist, HSE
Dr. John Kenny, Senior Research Officer at Teagasc, will host the webinar.