Gytis Dudas

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I'm a Mahan Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and I study RNA viruses over time. Imprints of evolutionary forces on viral genomes can be investigated in great detail when sequence data, population genetics theory and phylogenetics are used in combination, offering a glimpse into the dynamics of their hosts, ecology and conflicts.

I received my undergraduate degree in evolutionary biology at the University of Edinburgh, where I did my PhD as well. Under Andrew Rambaut's supervision I primarily focused on exploiting non-clonal evolution of RNA viruses and using viral genomes to investigate aspects of their ecology virtually inaccesible via any other means. I have also been heavily involved with research into the 2013-2016 Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa, mostly working on temporal and spatial phylogenetics of the virus behind the epidemic as well as data curation.


Virus genomes reveal the factors that spread and sustained the West African Ebola epidemic

Ebola virus epidemiology, transmission, and evolution during seven months in Sierra Leone

Reassortment between influenza B lineages and the emergence of a co-adapted PB1-PB2-HA gene complex

Integrating influenza antigenic dynamics with molecular evolution


baltic - BALTIC - adaptable lightweight tree import code for molecular phylogeny manipulation, analysis and visualisation