Virus evolution and epidemiology 

Virus evolution and epidemiology 

To provide practical training in the state-of-the-art computational analysis of the virus genomes for understanding their diversity, how they emerge, transmit, and evolve, and how they adapt to survive through acquiring resistance to drugs and immunity.
  • 15 July — 19 July, 2024

  • University of Hong Kong

  • HK$5,000 (Includes accommodation)

  • Apply by 15 April, 2024

What you'll study

The course will bring a number of world-leading experts in this field from various parts of the world into Hong Kong to share their unique knowledge and skills with the local postgraduate students and professionals in Hong Kong and Asia.

Who is the course for

This course is designed for those who are interested in viral diseases and genomics, and are looking for both theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience of computational genomic analysis for viruses.

Scholarship application

Applicants are encouraged to submit abstracts in the application form to compete for the scholarships:

  • Reason for joining this course
  • Expectation for this course
  • Explain why you shall be considered for scholarship

If you have any enquiries about the course, please contact Ping Chan by email at

Course director

Dr Tommy Lam
Dr Tommy Lam

Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong

Course co-directors

Professor Philippe Lemey
Professor Philippe Lemey

Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Transplantation, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Professor Joseph Wu
Professor Joseph Wu

Professor, School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong

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