Data Science and Identifying COVID-19 Risk Factors

Speaker
Dr Daniel (Danny) Wilson
Event date
Event time
16:30 - 18:00
Venue
Department for Continuing Education - online and in Oxford
Rewley House/Online
Oxford/Online
Oxfordshire
OX1 2JA/Online
Event type
Lectures and seminars
Event cost
Free
Disabled access?
Yes
Booking required
Required

Dr Daniel Wilson summarises how data science has been used during the COVID-19 pandemic, spanning vaccine design, clinical trials, surveillance and policy advice, and highlighting the identification of risk factors for disease.

Danny will discuss his research group's work in the COVID-19 Host Genetics Initiative, which has identified dozens of genes involved in the risk of catching SARS-CoV-2 and suffering severe COVID-19, and his collaborations with Public Health England and UK Biobank, one of the world's largest cohorts for biomedical research, who contributed the raw data that powered such insights.

Daniel Wilson is Director of Studies in Data Science and an Associate Professor at Oxford University's Department for Continuing Education.

This event will take place at Rewley House, Oxford, and will be livestreamed using Microsoft Teams ​for those who are unable to attend in person.