Table of Contents: Genomics of Emerging Infectious Disease


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This collection of essays, perspectives, and reviews from six PLoS Journals provides insights into how genomics can revolutionize our understanding of emerging infectious disease.

Collection Editor: Jonathan A. Eisen, PhD, is a Professor at the University of California, Davis, in Davis, California. His laboratory is in the UC Davis Genome Center, and he holds appointments in the Section of Evolution and Ecology and the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology.

Staff Editor: Catriona J. MacCallum; Developmental Editor: Carol Featherstone, PhD (Freelance Science Editor and Writer); Copy Editor: Maggie Brown.

Downloads: Audio interview (22 minutes; 10 MB MP3) with Jonathan Eisen, Siv Andersson, and Raj Gupta, led by Kirsten Sanford; Complete collection (6.7 MB PDF).

Produced with support from The PLoS Journal editors have sole responsibility for the content of this collection.

Image Credit: Illustration by Pat Margis (PLoS) of a double helix with superimposed images from articles in this collection. Top: a human helminth (Strongyloides stercoralis) from Brindley et al., PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3(10) e538. Center: a schematic representation of an influenza A virion from McHardy et al., PLoS Pathog 5(10) e1000566. Bottom: the bacterium Helicobacter pylori from Dorer et al., PLoS Pathog 5(10) e1000544.


Genomics of Emerging Infectious Disease: A PLoS Collection

Jonathan A. Eisen, Catriona J. MacCallum



Discovering the Phylodynamics of RNA Viruses

Edward C. Holmes, Bryan T. Grenfell

Computational Resources in Infectious Disease: Limitations and Challenges

Eva C. Berglund, Björn Nystedt, Siv G. E. Andersson

The Role of Medical Structural Genomics in Discovering New Drugs for Infectious Diseases

Wesley C. Van Voorhis, Wim G. J. Hol, Peter J. Myler, Lance J. Stewart


The Application of Genomics to Emerging Zoonotic Viral Diseases

Bart L. Haagmans, Arno C. Andeweg, Albert D. M. E. Osterhaus

The Past and Future of Tuberculosis Research

Iñaki Comas, Sebastien Gagneux

Helicobacter pylori's Unconventional Role in Health and Disease

Marion S. Dorer, Sarah Talarico, Nina R. Salama

Helminth Genomics: The Implications for Human Health

Paul J. Brindley, Makedonka Mitreva, Elodie Ghedin, Sara Lustigman