Sebastián Duchêne

Sebastian Duchene is a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the University of Melbourne. His area of research is computational biology of infectious diseases, which involves genomic analyses to understand the interaction between the evolution of viruses and bacteria and their epidemiological dynamics. He is also interested in phylogenetic methods to improve estimates of evolutionary rates and timescales in these organisms. Before coming to Melbourne, he conducted postdoctoral research in virus evolution at the University of Sydney, where he also obtained his PhD in 2015.