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Dr. Moran Yassour: Combatting COVID Together

As a computational biologist, Dr. Moran Yassour spends the majority of her time in the lab studying the infant gut microbiome and the impact it has on a newborn’s health.

But at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as the virus quickly spread, the need to test large groups of individuals became a necessity. Rising to the challenge were Dr. Yassour, a team of experts from the University’s Faculty of Medicine as well as the Hadassah Medical Center, who utilized their individual areas of expertise to combat the spread.

On this episode of HUJI Bites, Dr. Yassour takes us into her lab and talks to us about the importance of this collaboration and coming up with a solution that saves time, cost and most importantly saves lives.

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