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Tracking pathogens in space and time: something old, something new

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Host - Charlotte Houldcroft

Throughout history pathogens have posed a persistent challenge, with the management and mitigation of emerging and reemerging infectious diseases of significant global health concern. Genomic data from contemporary pathogens offers the opportunity to reconstruct disease outbreaks and epidemics, allowing us to pinpoint the origins of infections and track their spread across space and time. However, genomic data can also be obtained from historical and ancient pathogens, for example extracted from sequenced archaeological remains. In this talk I will provide case studies that showcase the power of genomics to reveal the relationship between us and our pathogens, ranging from enduring host-pathogen associations from the distant past through to the most recent and pressing pandemic threats.

This talk is part of the Genetics Seminar series.

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