NGS-SA: News about our genomics, epidemiology and surveillance work on COVID-19

Are new Omicron subvariants a threat? Here's how scientists are keeping watch

Nature - 2022-04-15

In South Africa, a network of researchers are studying whether new lineages BA.4 and BA.5 escape immunity from COVID-19 vaccines and prior infections.

How should the world respond to the next pandemic?

The Guardian - 2022-03-18

As the WHO mulls when to call the Covid pandemic over, attention is turning to the future. Last November, having alerted the world to the new and highly transmissible Omicron variant of the Sars-CoV-2 virus, South Africa-based scientist Tulio de Oliveira saw that country hit with travel...

Africa CDC - PUBLIC HEALTH GRAND ROUNDS: Omicron and other COVID-19 variants of concern – where are we now?

Africa CDC - 2022-03-01

Join the next African Union and Africa CDC 2022 Lecture and Discussion Series of Omicron and other COVID-19 variants of concern –where are we now?, "A New Public Health Order in the 21st Century ", Tuesday, 1 March 2022 at 3:00 pm EAT.

WHO Public Health Laboratories knowledge sharing webinars - From SARS-CoV-2 sequences to actionable public health data

WHO - 2022-02-16

In this webinar, we will hear about the setting up of sequencing and bioinformatic pipelines for SARS-CoV-2, timeliness of data generated and the overall system coordination to inform public health action, with experiences and lessons learned from Denmark, South Africa and Argentina.

CERI & KRISP Talks: Collaboration in South Africa to lead the world on the discovery and characterisation of SARS-CoV-2 variants

CERI & KRISP Talks - 2022-02-02

Presenter: Prof Tulio de Oliveira, Date: 2 February 2022, Locations: JN de Villiers Auditorium, Clinical Building, University of Stellenbosch Tygerberg Campus & K-RITH Tower Building, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN.