Organizers: Andrea L. Graham, Bryan T. Grenfell, C. Jessica E. Metcalf
Most circulating viral infections of humans began as diseases of animals and established in humans via a pandemic. The ongoing SARS-CoV-2 outbreak is on this transition. Its dynamics have illustrated how little we know about how non-linear epidemiological dynamics, immunological and microevolutionary forces drive the emergence of novel pathogens and their long term fate. To address this problem, we bring together a highly interdisciplinary group of experts spanning the nascent field of viral phylodynamics, encompassing the theory and practice of virological, epidemiological, immunological and micro-evolutionary interactions.
We will explore the emergence and transition to endemicity of a range of important current and potential threats, focusing in particular on the coronaviruses (including SARS-CoV-2), influenza, and HIV as case studies. Confronting theory and data on scales from protein to pandemic will be a vital set in elucidating these key interactions.
The meeting will combine talks, breakout groups and possibly a poster session.
- Princeton Center for Theoretical Science
- Center for Health and Wellbeing
- High Meadows Environmental Institute