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Uncovering Genomic Evidence for Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2: A Case Study

When: March 26, 2021 Time: 3:00 pm

COVID-19 has been the dominating topic of our lives for the past year, with currently over 114 million cases, 65 million recoveries and 2.5 million deaths worldwide. With the emergence of new variants, the question of COVID-19 immunity has come to the forefront.

Is it possible to become reinfected with SARS-CoV-2? If so, how can we identify and confirm reinfection?

Hear from Joel R Sevinsky (Principal, Theiagen Consulting LLC) the co-author of the landmark paper in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, entitled “Genomics evidence for reinfection with SARS-CoV-2: A case study”, as he discusses how NGS and QIAGEN CLC Genomics Workbench were harnessed to confirm the first documented SARS-CoV-2 case in the United States.

Bioinformatics analysis of the variants found in both specimens strongly supported the hypothesis that infection occurred on two separate occasions by genetically distinct viruses.

What you will take away from this webinar

  • What was happening in the USA in 2020 in terms of sequencing SARS-CoV-2?
  • How did they even find a reinfection case?
  • The bioinformatics workflows used to confirm reinfection

This webinar has been made possible with the kind support of our partner, QIAGEN.

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Joel R Sevinsky Joel R Sevinsky, Principal, Theiagen Consulting LLC

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