The webinar series will illustrate the power of genomics, functional genomics and metagenomics in answering important questions on the assessment of evolution, virulence, transmissibility and drug resistance as well as on detection of local and international outbreaks and deciphering of transmission pathways. The special focus this year will be on applications of genomics and tracking the evolution and community spread of SARS-CoV-2.
The program includes a mix of inspiring keynotes, master classes and practical demonstrations delivered by expert practitioners in a webinar series. We will teach the basics of genomics of bacteria, viruses, and fungi with epidemic potential and critically examine the approaches to the analysis of genomes in global health context.
This program is targeted to microbiologists, clinicians, epidemiologists and public health professionals that are interested in translational research in the field of public health pathogen genomics and communicable disease control, however the number of participants is limited. Organisers will select participants based on their provided information about motivation, prior knowledge and interests.
$400 International and Australian participants
$250 University of Sydney students and academics and participants from low and middle income countries
4 lectures style sessions over 4 consecutive weeks
Detailed webinar series program to be released soon
|Dates||Friday 26th February
Friday 5th March
Friday 12th March
Friday 19th March
Time: 1pm - 5pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)
|Location||Online via Zoom|
|Registration||To register, please follow the link here|
The Summer School is organized by the Centre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology – Public Health (CIDM-PH) WSLHD, and Marie Bashir Institute (MBI) with the support of the Sydney Informatics Hub, University of Sydney.