12th Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID)

Module 4: Reconstructing Transmission with Genomic Data

Session 1: Mon Jul 13 to Wed Jul 15

Module dates/times: Monday, July 13; Tuesday, July 14, and Wednesday, July 15. 

In this era of genomic epidemiology there have been high hopes that sequencing will reveal who infected whom in a way that is not accessible with standard epidemiological investigations. To this end, several methods have been developed. This course will describe some of these, and compare and contrast their assumptions and data requirements. The student will learn to use several of them to reconstruct transmission – who infected whom – in densely sampled outbreaks with the help of pathogen sequence data.