What makes a virus being successful is its ability to spread. Within or between hosts, when the viral genome spreads it can be considered a reproductive success. Using phylogenetics and phylodynamics we analyse the transmission routes of a virus to find ways to mitigate epidemics.
Some publications that we have been engaged with transmission dynamics
- Magiorkinis G, Sypsa V, Magiorkinis E, Paraskevis D, Katsoulidou A, Belshaw R, Fraser C, Pybus OG, Hatzakis A. Integrating phylodynamics and epidemiology to estimate transmission diversity in viral epidemics. PLOS Computational Biology 9:e1002876
- Magiorkinis G, Gifford R, Katzourakis A, De Ranter J, Belshaw R. Env-less endogenous retroviruses are genomic superspreaders. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109:7385-90
- Magiorkinis G, Magiorkinis E, Paraskevis D, Ho SY, Shapiro B, Pybus OG, Allain JP, Hatzakis A. The global spread of hepatitis C virus 1a and 1b: a phylodynamic and phylogeographic analysis. PLoS Medicine 6:e1000198