Different aspects of COVID-19 research in Cambridge
Members and friends are invited to join the Master, Dr Rowan Williams, for a virtual conversation with Senior Research Fellow in Science, Dr Sarah Caddy (2015).
Dr Caddy is a Vet and Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow at the MRC-Laboratory of Molecular Biology and the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Disease (CITIID). Dr Caddy is working on a number of Cambridge projects fighting COVID-19, ranging from diagnostics and sequencing of the virus in humans to evaluating the risk of COVID-19 to animals.
Following the conversation, there will be a Q&A during which audience members will be given the opportunity to ask Dr Caddy questions.
Topics of conversation
Dr Caddy initially got involved in COVID-19 diagnostics as this is an area of her expertise from her experiences of Ebola work in Sierra Leone.
Dr Caddy joined the UK-wide Coronavirus Genomics team in March to sequence full virus genomes from patients across Cambridgeshire. This enables epidemiologists to track how the virus is spreading.
Vaccines and Antibodies
These will be a major focus of Dr Caddy's research moving forwards. Discussion will include why antibodies are important, how we can test for antibodies, and what those tests could mean. Dr Caddy will also outline some of the many different vaccine approaches being explored worldwide
COVID-19 in Animals
There are a few reports of cats, dogs and zoo cats getting infected with COVID-19. There is no evidence of animals spreading the virus back to humans, but many pet owners have been concerned.
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