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Challenges and how to overcome them

In this interview Paola, Senjuti, Murali and Christian talk about the main challenges they faced during the pandemic and how they overcame it. What were the main challenges you faced …

Establishing collaborations in a pandemic

How to collaborate and establish partnerships during a pandemic. Hear the experiences of experts around the world in this video. Use the comments area to share your thoughts and partnership …

How to prevent sequencing and sampling bias

In this video, Dr Catherine Ludden talks about sampling strategies that can prevent biases which can impact public health actions. When deciding which samples to sequence, there are many options …

Legacies of the COVID-19 pandemic

In this video, Paola, Senjuti, Christian and Murali discuss the lessons they learned during the COVID-19 pandemics: what would they do differently for the next public health emergency? What are …

How to plan ordering and tracking of reagents

In this video, Angie will show you how to use spreadsheets to automatically calculate ordering quantities by a number of samples. How do you manage the ordering in your laboratory? …

Coordinating human resources in a pandemic

Our global experts are back to discuss how they coordinated human resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will tell you about teamwork and the challenges of training new members. Where …

How to avoid contamination

Watch Dr Rachel Williams, Charlotte Williams and Luz Marina Martin Bernal discuss in a video call how to avoid contamination in the sequencing process. How contamination can be observed, what …

Comparing manual and automated methodologies

What are the differences between protocols using manual and automated methods? In this video, you will watch the procedures and learn the details of both protocols. Discuss in the comments …

Illumina: pooling samples and loading cartridges

In this video, you will follow Dr Paola Niola preparing a sequencing library for Illumina methodology. Libraries prepared using technologies that attach Illumina adaptors to the fragmented DNA are sequenced …

Assessing the quality of nucleic acid

The quality of a sample is measured at several checking points throughout the sequencing process. In this video, you will learn with Dr Paola Niola how to use Qubit and …

How SARS-CoV-2 primer sets were designed

In this video, learn from Dr Naomi Park how to take into consideration genome coverage and viral evolution when designing primer sets for whole-genome sequencing. Use the comments area to …

What happens to samples after sequencing

We invited leading scientists from Bangladesh, Brazil, India and Nigeria to share their knowledge and experiences implementing SARS-CoV-2 sequencing in their institutions. Watch Dr Senjuti Saha, Prof Paola Resende, Dr …

Generating public health reports

Genomic epidemiology can be used to assist Infection Prevention Control (IPC) teams by linking cases together that may otherwise be missed, or by providing increased resolution to break down outbreaks …