COVID19 viral genome sequence analysis to track viral transmission, to understand evolution of viral genome, to develop novel diagnostic tools as well as to identify novel therapeutic targets

A comprehensive genomic study for the virus SAR-Cov-2 itself and COVID-19 patient samples will be studies analyzed to understand the nature of the virus developments, and to find genomic biomarkers that helps in diagnosing and the treatment of the disease. We will try to understand the molecular network of the virus in the body and investigate the role of the coexisting agents as well in the patient samples. The bioinformatics tools and wet-lab experiments will help us to create a pipeline to react to any similar future epidemic/pandemic. And will help the local community in Windsor, ON and in the Canada to investigate more of the nature of the pandemic itself.

Intern: 
Iulian Eric Derecichei;Ashraf Abou Tabl
Faculty Supervisor: 
Luis Rueda
Province: 
Ontario
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