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Professor David Eyre

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Duration: 0:59:39 | Added: 01 Aug 2023
Georgina Ferry interviews David Eyre, Professor of Infectious Diseases, 28 March 2023.

Topics discussed include (00:00:46) early interest in medicine, studies in Cambridge and clinical studies at Oxford, work in Oxford in the John Radcliffe and Horton Hospital, PhD in pathogen sequencing, specialist training, consultant in infection; (00:04:27) genomic sequencing; (00:07:37) place within the Big Data Institute for sequencing work, use of electronic healthcare data; (00:10:50) genome sequencing technology; (00:12:50) routine laboratories to undertake sequencing in hospitals; (00:14:22) first awareness of COVID-19, including visitors to Oxford from Wuhan, infection with COVID; (00:17:55) clinical deployment to COVID wards, running of ward as a consultant; (00:21:41) involvement in the area of diagnostics, including detection of antibodies, development of an antibody test, collaboration with colleagues at the Target Discovery Institute; (00:28:08) conclusions relating to work on antibody detection; (00:32:38) large-scale testing of healthcare workers in Oxford; (00:40:13) sequencing as a tool for tracking infection in hospital; (00:42:15) regular surveillance of other pathogens during the pandemic; (00:44:35) changes to working hours; (00:47:05) collaborative working; (00:51:52) wellbeing support; (00:55:46) future plans.

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