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Title:Recent Advancements in Virus Detection and Monitoring
Author(s):Wigginton, Krista
contaminants of emerging concern
drinking water
Abstract:Krista Rule Wigginton - Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan. Viruses are important pathogens that are commonly associated with contaminated water. Norovirus, for example, is a waterborne virus that is responsible for 10x more illnesses in the U.S. than the next most common waterborne pathogen. To address risks of waterborne virus illnesses, drinking water standards include enteric virus reduction requirements; however the utility of these standards is limited in the absence of methods that can demonstrate they are achieved. Viruses are very difficult to concentrate, purify, and identify. Detection typically relies on culture-based or PCR-based methods; however, most viruses are not readily cultured, and their lack of conserved genes and rapid evolution complicates PCR primer development and sequencing efforts. In this presentation, I will report on our work focused on improving virus detection and monitoring in wastewater and drinking water.
Issue Date:2019-02-07
Genre:Presentation / Lecture / Speech
Sponsor:Sustainable Seminar Series
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-03-27

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