EVENT : C3BI Seminars
Pathogen dynamics through a phylogenetic lens – zooming into the spread of Ebola, Diphtheria, Tuberculosis, Influenza and HIV
Main speaker : Tanja Stadler, from Head of Computational Evolution Group – Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zurich
Date : 18/05/2017 at 02:00 pm
Location : Retrovirus room – LWOFF (22) ,Institut Pasteur, Paris
Genetic sequencing data contain a fingerprint of past evolutionary and population dynamic processes. Phylogenetic methods infer evolutionary relationships — the phylogenetic tree — between individuals based on their genetic sequences. Phylodynamics aims to understand the population dynamic processes — such as epidemiological processes — giving rise to the phylogenetic tree. I will present the mathematical and computational aspects of our recently developed phylodynamic tools for understanding the evolution and epidemic spread of pathogens. In particular, I will highlight our insights into the evolution and epidemic spread of Ebola, Diphtheria, Tuberculosis, Influenza and HIV. I will end the talk touching upon phylodynamic applications beyond epidemiology, such as immunology, developmental biology, and macroevolution.
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