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Welcome to week 1

Introduction to the fist week of the course
Welcome to week one. I’m Ana Filipe, and I am the head of CVR (Centre for Virus Research) Genomics Facility at the MRC University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research where I lead the CVR genomics team implementing sequencing solutions applied to viruses. My name is Rogers Kamulegeya. I am the coordinator of the Integrated Biorepository of H3Africa, Uganda and a teaching assistant of molecular biology at Makere University in Uganda. This week, we are going to explore what happens to a sample from the swab collection until uploading the sequencing data on a server. You will learn the differences between the main SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests and how professionals overcome the challenges of implementing large-scale testing in the middle of a public health emergency.
We look forward to meeting you this week. Please use the comments area to ask questions and discuss your learning.

Welcome to the first week of this course. In this video, Ana and Rogers introduce you to the topics that will be covered throughout the week:

Let us know in the comments if you are familiar with these concepts and your expectations for this week.

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