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

9th Webinar Series on COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance in Africa - Oxford Nanopore Technology (ONT) Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 Genomes

Africa CDC - 2021-06-15

The Africa Union and Africa CDC, in partnership with KRISP, H3AbioNet, ACEGID and SANBI have started a Webinar series to capacitate African researchers on the generation and analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomic data in Africa.

As COVID-19 collides with HIV/AIDS, the pandemic may be taking an ominous turn

LA Times - 2021-06-03

As the world less affluent countries scramble for COVID-19 vaccine and contend with deadly surges of the disease, researchers in South Africa have just documented an ominous development: the collision of the pandemic with HIV/AIDS.

Coronavirus variants get Greek names, but will scientists use them?

Nature - 2021-06-01

From Alpha to Omega, the labelling system aims to avoid confusion and stigmatization. To quell such confusion and avoid geographical stigmas, everyone should now just call it Beta according to a naming scheme announced on 31 May by the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva and described in a...

8th Webinar Series on COVID-19 Genomic Surveillance in Africa - How to make publication-ready professional-looking figures Part II

Africa CDC - 2021-06-01

The Africa Union and Africa CDC, in partnership with KRISP, H3AbioNet, ACEGID and SANBI present a webinar series to capacitate African researchers on the generation and analysis of SARS-CoV-2 genomic data. Webinar: How to make publication-ready professional-looking figures Part II.

Jiving with Science to get South Africans in tune with Covid-19 science

Sunday Times - 2021-05-24

What is better than music to simplify and spread the facts on a pandemic clouded by so much misinformation? Watch a video series between musicians and scientists aimed at decrease vaccine hesitancy.