Who infected whom? Hands-on experience of outbreak analysis with phybreak
Knowledge of who infected whom during an outbreak of an infectious disease is important to determine risk factors for transmission and to design effective control measures. Both whole-genome sequencing of pathogens and epidemiological data provide useful information about the transmission events and underlying processes.
The software package phybreak infers transmission links based on genetic and epidemiological data. These transmission links show how an infection went from person to person during an outbreak. During this workshop, the method will be explained and how it can be of use for your research. The keynote speech will be given by Dr. Matthias Gröschl (Harvard), who used phybreak for tuberculosis data.
This workshop is led by UMC Utrecht, Universiteit Utrecht and RIVM and supported by Netherlands Center of One Health and Netherlands e-Science Center.