||COVID-19 Scientific Interest Group
Professor Peacock's group has been immersed in the UK response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes the support of COVID-19 diagnosis, the study of environmental contamination in the hospital with SARS-CoV-2, the study of the feasibility of re-sterilization of FFP3 masks, and extensive support of operational management, logistics, administration, and communication.
The COVID-19 Genomics UK consortium, which Prof. Peacock co-established, is the major sequencing effort in the UK that helped to uncover and track the spread of the UK B.1.1.7 and other SARS-CoV-2 variants. As such, Prof. Peacock's talk will outline the current state of the real-time SARS-CoV-2 sequencing to investigate healthcare-associated COVID-19 infections, in particular, and viral host dynamics. The talk will further describe the UK's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and impact of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern.
For more information go to https://oir.nih.gov/sigs/covid-19-scientific-interest-group