Biomarkers of susceptibility for COVID-19 in wastewater for the purpose of epidemic forecastin

This project proposes for Ontario a transformative approach for identification and surveillance of COVID-19 and prediction of COVID-19 outbreaks based on wastewater-based community-testing epidemiology. WE will identify and measure SARS-CoV-2 RNA and molecular biomarkers of health excreted by populations and use modelling to predict the special-temporal occurrence of emerging outbreaks in sewage wastewaters. Our team will provide a tool for public health officials that delivers test results they need to implement appropriate short-term responses to COVID-19 community spread and long-term planning for disease prevention.

Golam Islam;Tamanna Sultana
Faculty Supervisor: 
Jean-Paul Desaulniers;Denina Simmons
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