CAGIS researchers part of team to detect COVID-19 using Campus wastewater

Recent advances in RNA testing has opened the possibility of detecting the COVID-19 virus in wastewater, a method likely to speed the identification of clusters, and target testing. This is especially important on college campuses, including our own, where in-class attendance increases the risk for transmission.

CAGIS Executive Director Wenwu Tang, and Faculty Associate Eric Delmelle are part of a UNC Charlotte-based team lead by Dr. Cynthia Gibas (Bioinformatics) rolling out such a system on Campus. The group will collect and test wastewater from residence halls, and work to trace back detected sources.

Read more about it at:

https://inside.uncc.edu/unc_charlotte_wastewater_covid-19_testing?fbclid=IwAR1HgoU6n4_Ua01nstHQiCYV6PltsYn-ooXhm0z5riKuQhBpvqTi7xdClV0

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/30/us/colleges-coronavirus-research.html