Open online lecture by Prof. Edward Holmes: Metagenomics at the human-animal interface
September 1, 2023 @ 08:50 – 09:25 CEST
The PLP (Pandemic Laboratory Preparedness) program, started in 2021, acts to meet society’s need for efficient use of resources, training and education, to propagate skills and setting up technologies and equipment to be better prepared for new pandemics.
During the upcoming PLP program retreat, on Friday September 1 at 08:50, we are honored to welcome Professor Edward Holmes for an online lecture, open for everyone to join.
Edward (Eddie) Holmes is an evolutionary biologist distinguished for his work on the emergence and evolution of viruses. He has used genomic and phylogenetic approaches to reveal the major mechanisms of virus evolution and determined the genetic and epidemiological processes that explain how viruses jump species boundaries and spread in new hosts.
His work has revealed the origin, evolution and molecular epidemiology of important human pathogens including influenza, HIV and dengue, and enabled more accurate assessments of what types of virus are most likely to emerge in human populations and whether they will evolve human-to-human transmission. His recent research has provided fundamental insights into the breadth and biodiversity of the viral world.
Eddie is currently a Professor in the School of Medical Sciences at the University of Sydney. In 2015 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and in 2017 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. In 2021 he received the Australian Prime Minister’s prize for science.