In partnership with members of Promega Corporation’s Scientific Applications and Training team, Amy Prevost (our Director, Scientific Courses), has developed a set of COVID-19 Workflow Modules.  These three presentations are designed to assist non-scientists in gaining a better understanding of coronaviruses.

Specifically, they provide an introduction to how we isolate and purify viral RNA, how we amplify particular genes associated with the novel coronavirus in order to diagnose cases, and what the data looks like. The series ends with a discussion related to nucleic acid testing vs. protein tests, including information about what these different types of tests can tell us.


  • Viral RNA Purification for COIVD-19 Detection


  • Amplification Technologies to Diagnose COVID-19


  • Protein Production and Analysis in COVID-19