IRIS-HEP Fellow: Bohdan Tyshchenko

Fellowship dates: Jul – Sep, 2022

Home Institution: Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv

Project: A rigorous benchmarking of methods for SARS-CoV-2 lineage detection in wastewater.

Lately, wastewater monitoring as a technique for viral surveillance has seen a lot of success. With the current methods in sequencing and software it allows for monitoring population viral prevalence with equal quality to the quality of clinical monitoring. We propose to extend these capabilities with monitoring the prevalence of all novel and appearing strains. The goal now is to evaluate the ability of the chosen methods to detect different abundance lineages from sequencing data of wastewater samples by also creating a benchmark for that.

More information: My project proposal

  • Serghei Mangul (University of Southern California)

  • Sergey Knyazev (University of California)

  • Alina Frolova (Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics)

Presentations and Publications
Current Status
July 2022 - Graduate student of Bioinformatics at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine.

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