Emma Hodcroft

Emma Hodcroft

Switzerland

Biography

Dr Emma B Hodcroft is formally a biologist, with a BSc from Texas Christian University in Biology – but she has been programming since at 15. After completing her MSc & PhD at the University of Edinburgh, studying evolution, population genetics, & phylogenetics in HIV, she worked as part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation PANGEA-1 project, creating an agent-based model to simulate genetic data for HIV in African communities, in order to evaluate phylogenetic analyses methods. In 2017, she came to the University of Basel and began working as part of the Nextstrian team, where she helps both with programming, maintaining, and implementing new features and doing phylogenetic analyses. Until the COVID-19 crisis, Dr Hodcroft was studying Enterovirus-D68, a pathogen that causes serious respiratory illness and sometimes paralysis in young children, and had uncovered the potential for undetected transmission in adults as a source for childhood infections. Since January 2020, she has been working 100% on SARS-CoV-2 research and science communication relating to the pandemic.

All session by Emma Hodcroft

  • Thursday15-Oct-2020
15:55

Nextstrain, sequencing and the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic