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SAAFoST presents:
The genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 and its significance webinar
Presentation title: The genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 and its significance webinar

Presenter: Dr Mushal Allam (Senior Bioinformatics Scientist (PhD) at the Sequencing Core Facility, National Institute for Communicable Diseases

Dr Mushal Allam is a Senior Bioinformatics Scientist (PhD) at the Sequencing Core Facility, National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Johannesburg, South Africa since 2013. Before that, he spent 8 years as part of the Malaria Research Group, at the Institute of Endemic Diseases, University of Khartoum, in Sudan. Dr Mushal holds a BSc (Hons) in Biology, MSc in Molecular Biology and PhD in Bioinformatics with more than five years of experience in pathogen genomics. His research interests focus on applications of genomics and bioinformatics in microbial diversity, evolution, pathogenesis, virulence and antimicrobial resistance. Dr Mushal is a lead researcher of the research team that made a breakthrough in "The genome sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 in South Africa".

On 07 April, well into the lockdown, South Africa's leading publications were buzzing with positivity headlines "South African scientists announces successful genome sequencing of COVID-19". The webinar will explain what is meant by "sequencing of South Africa's SARS-CoV-2 virus", how the research will assist with the COVID-19 outbreak, assist with vaccine development and help the government to improve contact tracing and testing". The webinar will last for 30 minutes after which 15 minutes will be available for questions.

Join in from the comfort of your office or home!

Date: 06 May 2020
Time: 12:00 (noon) to 12:45 pm
Price: The webinar is free, but booking is essential.
Register: Click here to register.


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