From bacterial genomics to clinical epidemiology: an interview with Bill Hanage

BMC Biol. 2018 Nov 1;16(1):122. doi: 10.1186/s12915-018-0588-2.


Bill Hanage is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health, where he studies fundamental and applied epidemiology using genomic and evolutionary methods. Bill spoke to us about the different types of selection that determine pathogen populations, asking reviewers to highlight positives of papers, and whether we're closer to a causal framework for studying the microbiome.

Keywords: Epidemiology; Evolution; Genomics; Infectious disease; Microbiology; Population genetics.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article
  • Interview
  • Portrait

MeSH terms

  • Clinical Medicine / history*
  • Epidemiology / history*
  • Genome, Bacterial*
  • Genomics / history*
  • History, 21st Century
  • Massachusetts
  • Microbiota / genetics
  • Peer Review, Research
  • Selection, Genetic

Personal name as subject

  • Bill Hanage