The goal of the viral genomics and bioinformatics team is to lead the development of novel sequencing and analytical approaches focused on studying viruses and virus-host interactions. High-throughput sequencing technologies provide ways to look in great detail at virus-host systems, in order to gain a better understanding of viral diseases. These new technologies generate huge amounts of data that require expert knowledge to process and to extract biologically meaningful results.
The MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research (CVR) has been running a successful training course on Viral Bioinformatics and Genomics annually since 2015. Applications are now open for the 2019 course. Please read here for more details.