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SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 workshop summaries

Text summaries of the talks at the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 virtual workshop, held on 25 March 2020.

On Wednesday 25 March, Edinburgh Infectious Diseases organised an online workshop on the current SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the workshop was to highlight research being carried out in the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with presentations delivered by some of the top scientists and clinicians working int his field in Edinburgh.

The Director of Edinburgh Infectious Diseases, Professor Ross Fitzgerald, said that the workshop provided:

“An excellent forum for discussion of early data emerging from a number of projects at the University of Edinburgh, which are in receipt of substantial funding to enhance our understanding of both the virus and the patient response to the virus.”   

The workshop, which was hosted on Blackboard Collaborate and virtually attended by more than 250 people, stimulated a variety of useful discussions and ideas for future research. As research progresses, it is likely a similar workshop will be held later in the year.

Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 - what are the options?

A summary of Kate Templeton's presentation at the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 workshop.

The science of quarantine and the social life of COVID-19

A man sits on the floor, looking towards a large virus particle
A summary of Aphaluck Bhatiasevi's presentation at the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 workshop.

Tracking the emergence and spread of COVID-19 using sequence data

A map of the world, showing how COVID-19 infections have spread
A summary of Sam Lycett's presentation at the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 workshop.

Real-time sequencing of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: An achievable goal?

A summary of Thomas Christie Williams' presentation at the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 workshop.

Clinical aspects of COVID-19

Several coronavirus particles
A summary of Oliver Koch's presentation at the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 workshop.

Translated summaries

Talk summaries from the SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 workshop, translated into a variety of other languages.