Genomic surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 variants: what is the impact and why we need it now?

SARS-CoV-2 is continuously mutating. The delta variant is now the dominant variant globally, and the lambda variant has already spread to 29 countries. The evolution of the virus is analysed by epidemiologists to advise about incidence, distribution, and control of diseases.  In this webinar, on Friday 27 August 2021, 9–10:30 (PHT/SGT), 8–9:30 (JKT), the use of next generation sequencing for virus variants surveillance will be introduced and discussed.

Guest Speaker:
Prof Amin Soebandrio, Professor, Eijkman Institute, Indonesia

Chair and Moderator:
Dr Benedict Yan, Pathologist and Director of Molecular Diagnostics Centre, National University Health Systems, Singapore

Speakers and Panelists:
1. Prof David Hillyard, Professor (Pathology), The University of Utah, United States
2. Dr Safarina Malik, Head of Laboratory, Eijkman Institute, Indonesia
3. Dr Anurag Agrawal, Director, Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, CSIR, India
4. Dr Sebastian Maurer-Stroh, Executive Director, Bioinformatics Institute, A*STAR, Singapore
5. Ms Anita Suresh, Head, Sequencing Programme, FIND, Singapore

ASEAN Dx Initiative Co-chairs:
Dr Sidney Yee, Chief Executive Officer, Diagnostics Development Hub, Singapore
Dr Jaime Montoya, Executive Director, Council for Health Research and Development, Philippines

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