Dr Astrid Gall, College Fellow and Ensembl Outreach Officer, has co-written a paper in Virus Evolution, published by Oxford University Press
Dr Astrid Gall, College Fellow and Ensembl Outreach Officer, has co-written a paper ‘Pervasive and non-random recombination in near full-length HIV genomes from Uganda’ in Virus Evolution, published by Oxford University Press
Recombination is an important feature of HIV evolution, occurring both within and between the major branches of diversity (subtypes). The Ugandan epidemic is primarily composed of two subtypes, A1 and D, that have been co-circulating for 50 years, frequently recombining in dually infected patients. In this paper the team investigate the frequency of recombinants in this population and the location of breakpoints along the genome.
Furthermore, she is writing a blog series on working from home during the current Coronavirus pandemic and what it means for the Ensembl staff. You can read the blog here.
About Dr Astrid Gall
Astrid joined Ensembl as an Outreach Officer in August 2017. As a member of the Outreach Team she delivers workshops, creates training materials and help pages, manages social media, answers helpdesk queries and aids development of new Ensembl tools and displays. Before starting at EMBL-EBI, Astrid obtained her PhD in Molecular Virology from the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany, then worked in Virology, Genomics and Bioinformatics at the Federal Research Institute for Animal Health, Germany, the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the University of Cambridge, UK. Astrid is a Fellow of Lucy Cavendish College at the University of Cambridge, where she held a Teaching Fellowship providing small-group teaching to undergraduate students, and acted as a Tutor for graduate students. Read more.