Using phylogenies to understand the novel coronavirus outbreak

3 Mar

I made a video about the use of phylogenies to understand the current coronavirus outbreak. I hope it is useful for your class if you teach genetics, evolution or virology – feel free to show in your lecture or assign as homework.  On the Vimeo website, you can download the video.


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Slides: Phylogenies and the Corona Virus Outbreak

Link to original video on Vimeo (which you can download):

Link to Trevor Bedford’s website:

Link to the original tweet I refer to in the video:

Link to blog post by Trevor Bedford on same topic:

One Response to “Using phylogenies to understand the novel coronavirus outbreak”

  1. Anonymous March 8, 2020 at 12:38 pm #

    I’m a student at UW, where they closed campus due to COVID-19 concerns. My introductory evolutionary biology TA shared this lecture with us, and it is so interesting and informative! Thanks for making this video.

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