Mathieu Gand

Mathieu Gand



Mathieu Gand is a junior post-doctoral scientist working at the Transversal Activities in Applied Genomics (TAG) service of Sciensano, the public health institute of Belgium. His research involves development of new molecular methods (such as PCR/qPCR, Luminex and NGS technologies) for pathogen detection and characterization in support of a proactive public health policy including food safety and clinical diagnostic. His current work focuses on the on-site detection of pathogens and their AMR genes, using shotgun metagenomics and long read sequencing. With the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, he also made an in silico evaluation of the performance of RT-qPCR tests developed for SARS-CoV-2 detection. Mathieu holds a PhD in Biochemistry and Biotechnology from the University of Ghent (June 2020).

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Selected abstract (short presentation): Use of Whole Genome Sequencing data for a first in silico specificity evaluation of the RT-qPCR assays used for SARS-CoV-2 detection