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Moving forward, virtually and really!

posted Apr 27, 2020, 1:47 AM by Rachel Aronoff   [ updated Apr 27, 2020, 1:48 AM ]
The general assembly meeting went well last week, with 9 different computers on the zoom connection, including two from outside the country (one with two founding members, who were 'attending' their first such meeting!), and unanimous votes to help us move forward as an association to make more international impact.  
Probably we will not only try to become an association of 'public utility' this year, but organise a bigger and better chocolate sale!  =) 
In addition, plans for more work to open-source the DNA damage assays and develop the 'cheek cell chip' for both micronuclei and comets and more

Thank you to all the participants (and also to those who took the time to excuse themselves for not being able to come!)!

In other news, AGiR! is very happy to be able to try to make a difference in this strange time, working towards a SARS CoV-2 detection strategy, the #CoronaDetective (think doorknobs though, and general environmental monitoring, not clinical diagnostics!).  It's an exciting international collaboration, but as seemingly usual, chance and the OpenCovid-19 Initiative helped bring everything together...  
There are many 'needs' for all sorts of projects there, if you are looking for something to do in these strange times.

Take care!