Webinar via Microsoft Teams Live Event
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Webinar link: https://bit.ly/KISS-210323
Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents
Dr Jemma Geoghegan
Jemma Geoghegan is an evolutionary biologist and virologist with a strong research focus on emerging infectious disease. Her research focuses on determining the fundamental patterns and processes of viral evolution, ecology and emergence.
New Zealand is one of a handful of countries that aimed to eliminate COVID-19. We generated SARS-CoV-2 genomes from infected patients collected during outbreaks of the disease in New Zealand. Using these data we report on the genomic diversity, transmission dynamics and spread of SARS-CoV-2. These data helped to quantify the effectiveness of public health interventions and inform the source of new outbreaks in the community. Overall, our findings demonstrate the utility of genomic pathogen surveillance to inform public health and disease mitigation.