Covid Connections: Big data in a pandemic world: How our data defies travel restrictions to go global

Genomics has transformed how we tackle the pandemic. Meet the people who are making this happen.


Wed 11th Aug, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Global gathering and sharing of data is crucial to track, understand and tackle the evolving threat of coronavirus. In the UK alone, vital new knowledge has grown out of data provided by many tens of thousands of people. With such vast pools of information, we’ll explore how co-operation, sharing and trust across communities and borders is key to making sense of it all.

Event chair: Vivienne Parry OBE

Panel: Matt Sinnott (Wellcome Sanger Institute), Matt Pearce (EMBL-EBI), Sam Nicholls (University of Birmingham)

Join us for a series of panel discussions, organised by Wellcome Connecting Science and COG UK (COVID19 Genomics UK Consortium). Based on Covid19 and the role genomics science is playing in combatting the pandemic, hear from the people who are making this happen. Panellists will be from across the COG UK consortium.

This event is part of a series of 4 events, running monthly from May-August 2021.