Animal Viral Genomics
Since the start of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic there has been a growing emphasis on the provision of genomics data to manage disease outbreaks. This is reflected in the numbers of SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences submitted to global databases. In future outbreaks of human and animal pathogens, as these technologies evolve and become more commonplace in both research and diagnostic settings, it is envisaged that genomics will play more prominent roles in both early identification and guiding outbreak governance. This 2-day meeting at Pirbright will focus on the application of genomics technologies in veterinary virology research (lab and in-silico based), but also facilitate networking and information exchange between both veterinary research and animal health diagnostics communities. It is this interface between both research and diagnostics that will contribute directly to the discussion surrounding the suitability and applications of these technologies for the early detection of future pandemics or zoonotic events.
The use of innovative genomics techniques in animal virology
Discuss challenges in coordinating genomics surveillance networks and infrastructure in future outbreaks.
Improving training within/between testing labs – levelling up.
Are Genomics technologies useful for surveillance settings
How to maximise efficiency and value in bioinformatics/genomics data analysis?
What provisions are needed to enhance genomics in different resource settings
To characterise future challenges of genomics in veterinary virology and animal health and its relation to One Health.
Steven Van Borm
NGS and molecular diagnostics workflows in veterinary virology
University of Bath, UK
Roles for metagenomics in outbreak tracing and ESCV guidelines
Avian Influenza and HTS: Application of targetted approaches
Whole genome sequencing of ASFV:
Different sequencing strategies & different genotypes
Royal Veterinary College, UK
Nanopore sequencing in veterinary virology
Nanopore sequencing in the field in Africa
Virus and HTS - Part I
Virus and HTS - Part II
Infrastructure and Capacity Building
Genomics and Governanace
Governance and Bioinformatics
Zoonotic Surveillance/Emerging Pthogens