Responding to emerging epidemics: how can pathogen genomics help? | University of Oxford

Responding to emerging epidemics: how can pathogen genomics help?

Speaker
Professor Oliver Pybus, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Pandemic Genomics
Event date
Event time
17:00 - 18:00
Venue
Oxford Martin School
Old Indian Institute
Oxford
OX1 3BD
Venue details

Corner of Catte and Holywell Streets

Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

The management of emerging infectious disease outbreaks is a defining problem of our ever more mobile and connected world. Pathogen genomes contain a remarkable amount of information about disease transmission, and genomic technologies are being used increasingly to investigate new outbreaks. Yet the contribution that genomics can make to infectious disease surveillance is only beginning to be appreciated by public health agencies.

Professor Oliver Pybus, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Pandemic Genomics, will outline the opportunities and challenges ahead as we try to integrate genomic data into epidemic control efforts.

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