Monkeypox Genomics & Genetic Epidemiology
Contribute to the effort
Interested in volunteering to contribute to ongoing efforts in data collection / annotation and analysis ? We welcome your participation. For more details, email Dr. Vinod Scaria at email@example.com with a brief overview of your skillsets, time period you would like to volunteers and specific interests and motivation.
Why strengthening genomic surveillance is an imperativeBani Jolly & Vinod Scaria | Aug 06, 2022
Genomic surveillance of pathogens provides interesting insights by following a molecular approach for contact tracing and understanding the transmission of the virus across the world. As cases of monkeypox continue to rise, it is therefore important to strengthen the genomic surveillance for the monkeypox virus. Since data from the present outbreak suggest a sustained human-to-human transmission, continuous genomic surveillance is important to understand the evolution and adaptation of the virus, apart from providing useful data to epidemiologists.
Resources for Genomic Epidemiology
genepi-box is an automated computational resource for assembly, analysis and sharing of pathogen genomic data including for Monkeypox. The resource is built keeping in mind resource limitations in bioinformatics analysis of pathogen genomes.