Webinar - Beyond COVID

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Beyond COVID: Using LoopSeq long-read wastewater surveillance to understand Enterovirus epidemiology.

Tuesday, November 15, 2022
10:00–11:00 AM (PT)

Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) of viruses is not a new idea, but it is one that has gained renewed attention as a potentially more accurate and cost-effective way to monitor the spread of infectious diseases through communities.

Learn how scientists at Arizona State University used LoopSeq™ to develop and test a novel method for long-read WBE of Enteroviruses during the COVID-19 pandemic, when standard methods for tracking the spread of these viruses were not available.

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Featured Speakers

Tuval Ben-Yehezcal, PhD
Sr. Director of Applications & Loop Genomics Founder
Element Biosciences

Temitope Faleye, PhD
Center for Environmental Health Engineering

Arizona State University


  • Hear why enteroviruses are a particularly important target for wastewater surveillance
  • Understand the advantages of long-read amplicon sequencing for WBE
  • Learn how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the spread of Enteroviruses in Maricopa country during the historical annual June-October peak season
  • Understand the current challenges associated with sequencing-based assays for enterovirus surveillance

Hosted by: Meredith Ashby, PhD - Sr. Director of Strategic Marketing

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