Genomics and COVID-19

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Last updated on June 25, 2024 10:46 pm

Gain insights into tracking, treating, preventing, and preparing for pandemics through genome sequencing and data sharing with this viral genomics course from Wellness Connecting Science.

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in learning more about the genomics response to the current pandemic. While no prior knowledge about COVID-19 is required, it is likely to be most useful to researchers, healthcare professionals, science journalists, policymakers, and those working in public health.

What topics will you cover?

The differences between pandemics, epidemics, and outbreaks

SARS-CoV-2 genomics and variants

COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics

Introduction to genomics surveillance and epidemiology

Lessons for future public health emergencies

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

Describe how viruses cause diseases and pandemics

Discuss the use of sequence data for detecting and tracking the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its variants

Describe the development and action of vaccines and therapeutics against SARS-CoV-2

Evaluate the role of genomic epidemiology in pandemic decision-making

Explain how data sharing contributes to developing effective strategies against the pandemic

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