(15) Stalk an online virus

Workshop proposed by: SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics - UNIGE

Languages: English and French

Today, it is possible to study a new virus and follow its evolution thanks to the data available online. This hands-on workshop will show how scientists track a pandemic, using SARS-CoV-2 as an example. Participants will be able to 'see' the genetic material of the virus, compare viruses from different parts of the world using freely available bioinformatics tools on the internet. They will be able to formulate hypotheses on the impact of variants on public health or on the origin of the virus (pangolin, bat, etc.).
The Tracking an online virus workshop is based on https://lightofevolution.org/chasse-aux-variants/

Interview of Emma Hodcroft on the RTS (Swiss television): https://www.rts.ch/play/tv/19h30/video/portrait-dune-sommite-mondiale-de-la-traque-aux-variants-du-covid-19-emma-hodcroft-rencontree-chez-elle-a-bale?urn=urn:rts:video:12148442




Workshop presented by: Dr Marie-Claude Blatter, Valérie Barbie et Aitana Neves