COVID-19

Dr. Sandra Porter demonstrates how the Immune Epitope Database (IEDB.org) can be used for online research projects and provides an example of using this resource to investigate immunity to SARS-CoV-2 and SARS.

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Dr. Lisa Seidman from Madison College discusses antibody assays for COVID-19 and illustrates how diagnostic sensitivity and specificity can be used together with prevalence to predict the number of false positive, true positive, false negative, and true negative results. Dr. Seidman also ... View video

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What's it like to scale your testing capacity from 30 tests a week to 3000 a day?  Dr. Meei-Li Huang from the Virology division at the University of Washington tells us what it was it like to work on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic, evaluating quantitative RT-PCR assays and testing  ... View video

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Posted from Discovering Biology in a Digital World by Todd Smith on Wed May 13, 2020
Types and kinds of SARS-CoV-2 molecular diagnostics
Fri, May 22 2020

In this webinar, we will introduce basic concepts in immunology and demonstrate how to use the Immune Epitope Database to investigate immunity to COVID-19 and gain insights into key requirements for developing antibodies and vaccines to COVID-19. We will also present an activity that students can use for a research project and investigate immunity to whatever they choose.

Speaker : Dr. Sandra Porter, Shoreline Community College, Digital World Biology, and InnovATE BIO .

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Fri, May 15 2020
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Performing assays and testing samples is fundamental to all biotechnology workplaces, from basic research laboratories to large-scale production facilities. With the COVID-19 pandemic, diagnostic assays have entered the limelight. Last week, we discussed the use of molecular diagnostics to identify the presence of SARS-CoV-2 RNA. This week, we will talk about testing for the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 proteins. The presence of anti-SARS-COV-2 antibodies tells us if a person has been infected.

In this webinar, we will introduce basic assay principles so that you and your ... Read more

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Dr. Daiyuan ("Daisy") Zhang from Del Mar College described how she adapted to her college's shut down by having her students do online research related to SARS-CoV-2.  Students used nucleotide BLAST to investigate where the virus came from and look at mutations.  They used primer-blast to design ... View video

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