GPAS Ltd will launch services for more pathogens, including foodborne diseases and influenza, and will expand the utility of the toolset beyond clinical research and public health decision support.
GPAS Ltd to launch the Mycobacterium Tuberculosis tool.
GPAS toolset updated to enable sample upload from both Illumina and ONT sequencing machines.
GPAS toolset updated to enable upload of FASTQ and BAM files. Oxford University Hospitals and UKHSA’s New Variant Assessment Platform begin testing samples.
Labs in South Africa, Tanzania, the United States and Pakistan began using GPAS.
WHO Guidance on implementing SARS-CoV-2 genomic sequencing published.
Oracle donated cloud services to support the University of Oxford R&D.
G7 leaders commit to ‘boost global surveillance and genomic sequencing’.
Institute of Public Health in Chile becomes the first international user of GPAS.
Chinese scientists published the genetic sequence of the novel coronavirus (later SARS-CoV-2).
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Ebola virus disease epidemic marked the first large-scale use of genomic epidemiology for an ongoing outbreak.
Oracle launched the Oracle Cloud enabling sharing and storage of information on the internet.
University of Oxford Modernising Medical Microbiology Team started using pathogen sequencing to predict TB drug resistance.
First automated DNA sequencing machine became available.
First DNA-base genome sequenced. It was PhiX174, a bacteriophage, containing a single circle of DNA.