Eric Delwart, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Laboratory Medicine, UCSF; Senior Investigator and Director, Molecular Virology, Blood Systems Research Institute
University of California, San Francisco
Title of Presentation: 
Deep Sequencing for Human and Animal Viral Discovery and Diagnostics
Abstract : 

The identification of known and previously uncharacterized viruses using in silico sequence similarities searches will be described together with common pitfalls. The viromes of wild and domesticated animals and the possible association of “new” viruses in human and animal samples with different clinical symptoms will be shown. Challenges in the bioinformatic analyses of metagenomics data will be discussed together with opportunities in research and diagnostics.