Genomics Seminar in Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu

On 10th May 2022, a seminar on application of genomics to understanding infectious diseases was organized at the Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu. The seminar was attended by 55 participants including the students from public health faculty and relevant BNMT Nepal team. In the seminar, professors, Dr Stephen Baker from University of Cambridge and Dr Sarah Dunstan from University of Melbourne presented about the subject focusing on genetics, human genetic variation and genetic methods, Genome Wide Association Studies, Antimicrobial resistance, how do antimicrobials work, impact of AMR in Shigellabacteria etc. This was followed by lively Q&A session and discussions with the audiences.