We are pleased to announce our next webinar on COVID-19!
On Monday, August 24, Joyce Ngoi & Peter Quashie will discuss the analysis of two sets of SARS-CoV-2 sequences which include imported and circulating viruses at the inception of Ghana’s outbreak, and circulating viruses two to three months after Ghana’s first reported cases. Don't miss the opportunity to get new insights on this topic and ask your questions - we are looking forward to seeing you on Monday!
Date: August 24, 2020Tracking SARS-CoV-2 in Ghana
Time: 16:00 (CEST)
This webinar will discuss the analysis of two sets of SARS-CoV-2 sequences which include imported and circulating viruses at the inception of Ghana’s outbreak, and circulating viruses two-three months after Ghana’s first reported cases. Joyce Ngoi and Peter Quashie present on the adaptations of the ARCTIC protocols they carried out in sequencing batch. They discuss the benefits inured by the ARCTIC V3 primers and relative ease of sequencing on the MiSeq and Nanopore platforms. They will also analyse the Ghanaian viruses, describe their evolution relative to other SARS-CoV-2 outbreaks and the observed transmission patterns in Southern Ghana.
Joyce Ngoi is the manager of the Next Generation Sequencing core facility at the University of Ghana based at the West African Centre for Cell biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) and at the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research (NMIMR). She helps to facilitate genomics research at the university by providing NGS services as well as consultation and expert assistance in strategic planning and development of projects that require sequencing.
Peter Quashie is a Senior Research Fellow at WACCBIP-UG. Peter joined WACCBIP in 2019 funded by a Crick African Network- African Career Accelerator Award. Prior to Ghana’s COVID-19 outbreak, he was studying the impact the high HIV diversity in Ghana and West Africa on the potential success of newer antiretroviral regimens if introduced in West Africa. Having a keen interest in viruses of pandemic concern, Peter currently leads WACCBIP’s SARS-CoV-2 research initiatives spanning molecular and seroepidemiology studies, host: virus interactions and drug discovery.
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