COVID-19: Testing the strength of nations
As the pandemic continues to rage, we take a snapshot in time about our current understanding from an epidemiological, pathological, microbiological and immunological viewpoint of COVID-19.
This pandemic has tested the Governments, Politicians and the Public Health of nations; some have responded valiantly; others have been found lacking. The deviation from our regular style podcast is because we are living the COVID story.
Our special guest is Dr Daman Langguth Head of Immunology Department Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (SNP), Chair of SNP Partners, Member of Executive Advisory Committee, Chair of the Data Request Committee.
Daman has particular expertise in the investigation of auto-immune disease, allergy, and immune deficiency and has special interests in idiopathic inflammatory myositis, vasculitis, IgG4-related systemic disease and e-Health.
SNP’s Immunology Department is the largest laboratory of its kind in Australia.
Known for pushing the boundaries and pioneering new technologies it is acknowledged as the most advanced flow cytometry lab in diagnostic practice. With Australia’s most diverse range of autoantibody assays, the lab is also at the forefront of autoantibody testing. In a partnership with a UQ engineering research team it is breaking new ground in digital pathology and image analysis.