Dr Stephane Hue
in Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Bioinformatic
I am a computational biologist specialised in viral evolution and molecular epidemiology. My interests are in reconstructing transmission dynamics on the basis of viral gene sequences.
After graduating at the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse, France, I moved to the United Kingdom to complete a Masters in Medical Molecular Microbiology at the University of Nottingham. This was followed by a PhD in the molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 at University College London, under the supervision of Prof. Deenan Pillay. After completing postdoctoral positions at the University of Oxford and University College London, I have joined the School in 2014 where I am holding n assistant professor position.
I have been teaching viral evolution, molecular epidemiology and phylogenetics to undergraduate and graduate students since 2008. I co-organise of the MSc module 'Epidemiology and Omics'.
I primarily study patterns of pathogen transmission through the joint analysis of epidemiological and gene sequence data. My work involves the implementation of statistical models in phylogenetic studies, particularly in the context of reconstructing time and spatial trends of viral transmissions.
While my research activity was primarily oriented towards the study of HIV-1, I am applying my skills to a broad range of viruses and bacteria, including Dengue virus, Ebola virus and Streptococcus pneumonia.