Wastewater monitoring emerged as a crucial public health tool during the COVID-19 pandemic. By being employed in numerous regions all over the world, new sample collection and analysis approaches have been developed to detect community-wide infections. Such approaches will be key for providing real-time data for a multitude of newly emerging pathogens.
Working with experts at the frontline of COVID-19 publc health response, we have developed the biggest, global, FAIR database of wastewater samples for SARS-CoV-2. We have worked on standardizing and validating data from authorities all around the world. We have developed new approaches for wastewater trends analysis and geotemporal visualisation of sample locations and affected population.
We work with reference labs and institutions to co-define and build a de-centralized data infrastructure that can store and analyze samples taken from various water and other environmental sources. We apply big data methods to streamline non-target screening and retrospective analysis of each sample for thousands of chemical substances at the same time. We build visualisation and reporting tools that can be used by policy makers to understand and explore Chemicals of Emerging Concern (CECs) in different geotemporal contexts.Read more