About this event

  • Date and time Thu 11 Mar 2021 from 12:30pm to 1:15pm
  • Location Online

Register to join Episode 65 'Virus mutations: past, present and future (Part 2)' on Zoom here.

Back by popular demand, this week we welcome Professor Sharon Peacock, Director of the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium and Andrew Jack, Global Education Editor from the Financial Times.

Following on from their conversation in January, the pair will offer a picture of where things currently stand with virus mutations, and what has changed since the start of the year.

Professor Peacock will detail what we have learned about the UK, South African and Brazilian variants, which emerging variants are being monitored with interest, and what this tells us about the evolution of the virus.

We will also hear about the global effort to sequence COVID-19, the impact of variants on vaccines, and how the virus might respond to mass vaccination and relaxed rules over the coming months.

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Key speakers

Professor Sharon Peacock

Professor Sharon Peacock CBE

Executive Director and Chair, COVID-19 Genomics UK consortium

Andrew Jack

Andrew Jack

Global Education Editor, Financial Times



Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times

The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s weekly COVID-19 Series webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels.

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