Introduction to Phylodynamic Analysis (in Chinese)
Phylogenetic analysis has been a powerful tool to investigate molecular epidemiology and evolution of infectious diseases. The new field of phylodynamics encompasses the interaction between evolutionary and ecological processes that shape the spatiotemporal and phylogenetic patterns of infectious disease dynamics. This novel framework has significantly enhanced the study of measurable evolving pathogen populations, in particular RNA viruses and retroviruses. This course will give an introductive overview on the major steps in phylodynamic inference linking experimental design and data analysis. Some examples will be shown for the application of phylodynamics on viral infections.