Molecular Epidemiology of HIV-1 in the United States
Please arrive 5 minutes before the seminar begins to gain access to the building
HIV molecular epidemiology is the use of viral genetic sequence data in a public health setting, and it has the potential to improve public health surveillance and prevention efforts. My research focuses on the use of molecular epidemiology in U.S. public health departments, particularly in New York City. To conduct this research, we developed a tool to construct HIV molecular transmission networks: HIV-TRACE (HIV Transmission Cluster Engine). Using HIV-TRACE, we have investigated the dynamics of these transmission networks to evaluate both their epidemiological significance and their utility in identifying potential targets of HIV intervention and prevention efforts. We have also explored the dynamics of transmitted drug resistance across these networks. Our findings make a strong case for the expanded use of HIV molecular epidemiology in the United States.
Date: 22 June 2018, 12:00 (Friday, 9th week, Trinity 2018)
Venue: Medawar Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3SY
Venue Details: Level 30 seminar room
Speaker: Joel Wertheim (University of California, San Diego)
Organising department: Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
Organisers: Thomas Johnson (Department of Zoology), Andrea Kastner (Department of Zoology), Dr Proochista Ariana (University of Oxford), Professor Sunetra Gupta (University of Oxford), Prof Lynn Dustin (NDORMS)
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Host: Tetyana Vasylyeva (University of Oxford )
Part of: Peter Medawar Building Seminars
Booking required?: Not required
Cost: FREE
Audience: Scientific Community
Editor: Thomas Johnson