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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.

Videos and summaries of each talk are linked below:

Watch the COVID-19 workshop talks online

Read the summary: Diagnosis of SARS-CoV-2 (summary 2)

Read the summary: The science of quarantine and the social life of COVID-19 (summary 4)

Read the summary: Tracking the spread of SARS-CoV-2 using sequencing data (summary 5)

Read the summary: Real-time sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 (summary 6)

Read the summary: Clinical aspects of COVID-19 (summary 7)