Webinar: Teaching Biotech from a Distance - Quantitative RT PCR assays and SARS-CoV-2
Event Date(s): Friday, May 08, 2020 - 02:00pm to 03:30pm EDT
This Friday, we will discuss the design and use of molecular diagnostic tests for detecting SARS-CoV-2, specifically, quantitative RT-PCR. This test uses Reverse transcriptase to make a copy of the novel coronavirus RNA, and fluorescent probes to measure the amount of viral RNA in a sample.
Dr. Meei-Li Huang from the Virology division at the University of Washington will join us. Dr. Huang is part of a group that has been working on the front lines since late February to evaluate quantitative PCR assays and test people for COVID-19.
We will also talk about how you can have students use BLAST to investigate the primer sets from her publication.
Dr. Linnea Fletcher will discuss how biotech students use quantitative RT PCR at Austin Community College.
References and articles about UW Virology and quantitative RT PCR