Andor Technology are running a virology conference on the 23 - 24 March 2021. The conference will feature food-related bacteriophage topics as well as current mammalian virus presentations on for example the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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There are a number of interesting food related presentations include one by Dr Cath Rees on how to use bacteriophages to enumerate pathogenic bacteria. Dr Giuseppe Aprea will discuss molluscs as potential vectors for the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The latter presentation will be of interest  to anyone who consumes uncooked shellfish!

I have previously mentioned research on mask wearing and the effectiveness of masks in reducing the spread of virus aerosols from those infected with COVID-19. Interestingly one of the researchers, Alan Giltinan, Chief Technical Officer & Senior Researcher, BCO, Cork, Ireland will be reviewing his work at the conference.

Registration is free and you can register here.