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Interpretation of Temporal & Spatial Trends from SARS-COV-2 RNA in Wastewater – 5/20

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Lunchtime SIP Presentation – May 20, 2021

Interpretation of Temporal and Spatial Trends from SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Wastewater: a Case Study from the San Francisco Bay Area

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Research has shown that wastewater monitoring for the SARS-CoV-2 virus has the potential to detect signs of disease trends in a community before information from clinical surveillance is available. It is a promising method for early detection of local outbreaks.

Researchers at UC Berkeley are conducting ongoing research with wastewater samples to improve detection limits for SARS-CoV-2, identify and track viral strains, quantify error associated with sampling at different scales, and track the spread of the virus in the community.


Lauren Kennedy, PhD

Environmental Engineering Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her B.S. from Purdue University and M.S. from UC Berkeley.

In March 2020, she began working on a project monitoring SARS-CoV-2 in San Francisco Bay Area wastewater. Through this work, Lauren has contributed to methods development and data analysis for the COVID-WEB regional monitoring program.

Twitter: @lauren1water
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kennedylaurenc/

Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Zoom Webinar Platform

Register Online HERE

Please enter your email address. An invitation to the virtual meeting will be sent to all registrants via email.

12:00 – 12:05 pm – SFBS Board Updates
12:05 – 12:45 pm – Presentation
12:45 – 12:55 pm – Q&A
12:55 – 1:00 pm – Door Prize Drawing
*Must be registered and virtually present to win!


Please note: Contact hours (CEUs) are not available for this free webinar event.

Please email any questions or concerns to cweasfbs@gmail.com.


May 20
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm