Host: WDRC Students Committee
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wastewater surveillance (WS) approach is getting more attention since WS is able to capture the genetic signal of SARS-CoV-2 shed by people with and without symptoms. Accordingly, WS to serve as an early warning that COVID-19 is spreading around the world. In this talk, the past and current WS case studies including South Korea with ddPCR will be presented.
Dr. Sungpyo Kim received his PhD from SUNY at Buffalo in 2005 in environmental engineering. His research group at Korea University have focused on the fate of microcontaminants in aquatic environment. From 2020, his group began wastewater surveillance for the presence of pathogens including SARS‑CoV‑2, and are currently a leading research group for expanding their efforts to South Korea.