Genomic Virology Workshop Collaboration

In early March a Genomic Virology Workshop was held at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Sponsored by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the event was co-organized by Epidemiology Associate Professor Mattia Prosperi, PhD, MEng, along with Dr. Alberto Riva from Computational Biology at UF, in association with Genome Quebec. Epidemiology doctoral student Jae Min joined Dr. Levent Albayrak from the University of Texas Medical Branch as guest presenter. The free workshop drew 20 students, including both academics and professionals, and covered bioinformatics approaches for viral characterization using Next Generation Sequencing data. The workshop was quite successful, earning rave reviews from participants. Sponsors are arranging with Dr. Prosperi to host the event again next year in Montreal.