COVID-19 variants

June 9, 2022

Researchers seek to recruit 3,500 children and adults to assess how well vaccines protect against COVID-19 infection.

Dr. Alex Greninger, of the UW Medicine Clinical Virology Laboratory.
March 22, 2022

A subvariant of omicron responsible for a wave of new COVID-19 cases in parts of Europe and Asia is also gradually spreading in the United States, including in Washington state.

Dr. Alex Greninger, of the UW Medicine Clinical Virology Laboratory.
January 26, 2022

A new subvariant of omicron called BA.2 is closely being watched by scientists around the world. Dr.

Genomic sequencing is performed on positive COVID-19 test samples in the UW Medicine Virology Laboratory.
December 1, 2021

Researchers at UW Medicine’s Virology Laboratory think the omicron variant of COVID-19 will inevitably be detected locally.

This test kit can detect COVID-19 variants in approximately two hours.
September 21, 2021

UW School of Medicine Microbiology Professor Evgeni Sokurenko is drawing a line in the efforts to identify and track variants of the COVID-19 virus.

The delta variant spreads more quickly - among people and within a patients system - compared to COVID-19 variants to come before it.
July 28, 2021

The delta variant is driving COVID-19's surge in Washington and nationwide.

The UW Medicine Virology Research Clinic is one of 12 sites in the country launching an NIH-sponsored trial for COVID-19 booster doses.
July 12, 2021

UW Medicine is launching a trial sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to test the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses. 

July 12, 2021

With variants becoming the new dominant COVID-19 strains around the world, a UW Medicine trial will test the safety and effectiveness of booster vaccine shots for fully vaccinated people.

picture of COVID-19 testing in UW Virology Lab
June 17, 2021

Testing for viruses is a results-based endeavor. For researchers at the UW Medicine Virology Laboratory, the COVID-19 pandemic has commanded the equivalent of 50 years’ worth of results. That’s according to Dr.

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