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MalariaGEN Podcast: Dr Shavanthi Rajatileka on establishing amplicon sequencing pipelines for malaria
News 4 Nov 2021
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What does it take for partners to develop an amplicon surveillance pipeline for malalria?

In this MalariaGEN Podcast we speak to Dr Shavanthi Rajatileka, Scientific Project Manager for a malaria surveillance project at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, about working with partners in malaria endemic countries to develop amplicon surveillance operations.

Dr Rajatileka reflects on:

  • Her transition from science to genomic project operations
  • The challenges of developing an amplicon pipeline in endemic countries to support surveillance of Plasmodium drug resistance
  • How, early in the pandemic, partners were able to apply amplicon sequencing to the SARS-CoV-2 virus

Listen or download the full interview below.

MalariaGEN Podcasts focus on genomic surveillance and drug and insecticide resistance in Plasmodium parasites and Anopheles mosquitoes. They explore how genomic research collaborations and data-sharing are increasing our understanding of how to control and eliminate the disease.

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