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Professor Emma Thomson

Professor of Infectious Diseases

University of Glasgow

MRC - University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research and CRD; LSHTM


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Emma Thomson is professor of infectious diseases at the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research and clinical professor of emerging viruses at LSHTM. She runs a lab that uses next generation sequencing (NGS) methods to answer clinical questions around virus evolution. Major aims include the association of genetic changes in the genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus with outcomes such as escape from vaccines or treatments. She has a strong collaboration with the Uganda Virus Research Institute on emerging viruses and co-supervises several PhD candidates in Uganda. As part of the CIC consortium, she is investigating the use of NGS serology (PhipSeq) to identify cross reactive antibody responses to coronavirus infection.