Metagenomic sequencing of skin and condylomas reveal undiscovered papillomaviruses

Metagenomic sequencing of skin and condylomas reveal undiscovered papillomaviruses

Topic: Microbiology & Infectious Disease : Customer

Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a diverse virus family with more than 200 different types known today. HPV can infect the genital tracts and cause cervical cancer as well as condylomas (genital warts). In addition, skin is also known to harbor HPV.

Join this webinar to hear Dr. Emilie Hultin from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (under the direction of Prof. Joakim Dillner), describe how the laboratory used next generation sequencing (NGS) to study apparently HPV-negative condyloma specimens and were able to analyze both known and novel HPV-types. The laboratory also applied NGS to a clinical research study to investigate the presence of HPV in different non-melanoma skin lesions and subsequently identified a novel HPV-type that was present in 33% of the lesions. Taken together, NGS has been instrumental in expanding our knowledge of this important family of viruses.



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