SARS-CoV-2 Viral Outbreak Investigation: Laboratory Perspective

SARS-CoV-2 Viral Outbreak Investigation: Laboratory Perspective

Live webinar on 2nd July 2020 focuses on SARS-CoV-2 Viral Outbreak Investigation: Laboratory Perspective.

Panellists for this week:

  1. Dr. Hani Binti Mat Hussin is the Director of National Public Health Laboratory, Sungai Buloh since January 2018. Dr. Hani completed her medical degree from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) in 1988 and obtained Master of Public Health from University Of Malaya (UM) in 1997. She was the director of Public Health Laboratory (MKA), Kota Bharu before she was promoted as director of National Public Health Laboratory (MKAK) in year 2018. 
  2. Dr. Ravindran Thayan is a Molecular Virologist by training and is currently Head of Virology Unit, Infectious Diseases Research Centre, Institute for Medical Research (IMR). He is also the Director of WHO National Influenza Centre as well as Coordinator for the WHO National Polio Laboratory. He has been with Virology Unit IMR since 1992 and has been involved in viral outbreak investigation including COVID-19, Polio virus and Measles in 2019, Rabies in 2018, Zika in 2016, Ebola, MERS-CoV and Avian influenza in 2014 and Pandemic Influenza H1N1 in 2009 among others. He is also member of several expert panel including IMR, MOSTI, CREST R&D Grant application as well as Viral Expertise Panel.


Slide Presentation:

Scaling up national lab capacity for COVID-19 by Dr. Hani Binti Mat Hussin, MKAK Sungai Buloh (Slide)

IMR’s role in viral outbreak investigation: COVID-19 menace by Dr. Ravindran Thayan, Infectious Diseases Research Centre, IMR, NIH (Slide)


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