Phylogenetic analysis and phylogeography of H5N1 and H1N1 influenzas

Rasmus Hovmoller
Mathematical Biosciences Institute (MBI), The Ohio State University

(February 3, 2010 10:30 AM - 11:18 AM)

Phylogenetic analysis and phylogeography of H5N1 and H1N1 influenzas

Abstract

Phylogenetic methods are useful for finding the origin and tracing the character evolution of infectious disease. Here I will present case studies from H5N1 bird flu and H1N1 swine flu, where non-parametric maximum parsimony methods have been used to determine the geographic spread of bird flu and the geographic and animal host origins of the 2009 H1N1 swine flu.