RAMP Continuity Network: COVID-19 Scientific Engagement Meetings: Understanding the Generation Time for COVID-19

Burbanks, A. (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Description of Activity

Attended the Scientific Engagement Meeting "Understanding the Generation Time for COVID-19".

"The generation time of COVID-19 is the duration between the moment a person gets infected to the moment they infect another person (i.e. it’s the time between primary and secondary infection). This is very important in the context of new variants which may have different generation times, which in turn would have implications for the estimates of the R number. The generation time is also important for the evolution of new variants."

"This workshop will focus on understanding the different factors which affect the generation time, as well as the interaction between these, which will be important to be able to better assess what aspects of new variants may be of concern."

"This event will be delivered by the Newton Gateway in its key role in the RAMP Continuity Network (a UKRI funded project) to deliver a series of meetings, workshops and virtual study groups that react to key priority areas in the UK’s response to the current pandemic. This event is guided by links with groups such as the JUNIPER consortium and the Isaac Newton Institute Infectious Dynamics of Pandemics research programme to ensure relevance to current UK policy, and will ensure engagement with the wider mathematical modelling and epidemiology communities."
Period28 Jul 202130 Jul 2021
Event typeWorkshop
LocationCambridge, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational