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Wastewater-based epidemiology to track SARS-CoV-2 in South African communities

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Oct 13, 2021 10:46 AM

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Craig Kinnear
Professor @South African Medical Research Council Genomics Centre
Prof Craig Kinnear is a Human Geneticist with a specific interest in the genetics of complex disease. Prof Kinnear completed his Ph.D in Human Genetics at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He has investigated genetic susceptibility to psychiatric disorders, cardiovascular disease, and tuberculosis. His current research focuses on the identification of mutations causing in-born errors of immunity using next generation sequencing. In 2020, Prof Kinnear was appointed the platform manager of the South African Medical Research Council Genomics Centre and this is where his interest in wastewater-based epidemiology started.