Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM) meeting on Pathogen Genetic Data

Participated in the two day symposium and breakout groups at the Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM). The theme of the meeting is ‘The Use of Pathogen Genetic Data for Informing the Spread of Infectious Diseases Within and Between Individuals’.Thanks to Katia Koelle’s invitation that I gave a talk on a previous work which combines phylogenetic analysis and dynamic modeling to understand the emergence and spread of defective dengue viruses (see the work here).

I particularly enjoy fruitful discussions with researchers from a range of research areas, which are very inspirational. One of the outcomes is that a group of us start to think about linking within-host and between-host population dynamics and genetic diversity to understand how viral substitution and/or adaptation rates are influenced by viral life-cycle parameters.