UBC experts on new SARS-CoV-2 variant ’Omicron’

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Credit: Martin Sanchez/Unsplash

A heavily mutated variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus-designated "Omicron”--has emerged, with early cases concentrated primarily in South Africa. UBC experts are available to comment.

Dr. Horacio Bach
Clinical assistant professor, Division of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine
Cell: 604-727-9719
Email: hbach@mail.ubc.ca
Language(s): English

  • Recipient of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) funding to design antibodies that neutralize and block the entrance of the virus into cells

Dr. Jeffrey Joy
Assistant professor, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Tel: 604-368-5569
Email: jjoy@bccfe.ca
Language(s): English

  • Viral evolution, viral surveillance, molecular epidemiology, evolutionary genetics, viral surveillance architectures

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