To keep you up to date with the latest developments in virus bioinformatics, especially new tools that might help you in your research, the European Virus Bioinformatics Center is organising a monthly lecture series entitled viruses in silico.
The lecture will take place online as a Zoom Meeting. Participation is free. Use the registration form to receive the login details. Registration is possible until 1 hour before the start of the event.
Behind the scenes: Estimating infectiousness throughout SARS-CoV-2 infection course
24. January 2022 | 04-05 pm CET
Dr. Terry Jones, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany
Although post facto studies have revealed the importance of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission from presymptomatic, asymptomatic, and mildly symptomatic (PAMS) cases, the virological basis of their infectiousness remains largely unquantified. The reasons for the rapid spread of variant lineages of concern, such as B.1.1.7, have yet to be fully determined. Two elementary parameters for quantifying viral infection and shedding are viral load and whether samples yield a replicating virus isolate in cell culture.
In this talk, Terry Jones will tell the back story of this paper and the challenges associated with processing and interpreting messy data.