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COVID-19: proceedings on Days 1, 2 and 3 of the BSMT webinar

COVID-19: proceedings on Days 1, 2 and 3 of the BSMT webinar

This British Society for Microbial Technology (BSMT) webinar series of lectures is recorded, so registrants can view either in real time or after the event when convenient to do so.

Click on this item for the link to view the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday lectures, together with associated Q&A sessions: 

Tuesday 11 May 2021 

COVID-19 Pandemic, a Global Perspective: Dr Michael Head, University of Southampton 

How to Evaluate Test Performance for the Diagnosis of COVID-19: Professor Jonathan Deeks, University of Birmingham 

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Setting Up and Running a SARS-CoV-2 Testing Service: Dr Catherine Moore, Public Health Wales

Setting Up and Running a Lighthouse Lab for Mass SARS-CoV-2 Testing: Professor Alan McNally, University of Birmingham

Thursday 13 May 2021

Secondary Bacterial and Fungal Infections in COVID-19 Patients: Professor Jonathan Edgeworth, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Whole-Genome Sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 Isolates in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Professor Nick Loman, University of Birmingham

Click here to view these six lectures.  

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