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DR Sebastian Duchene Garzon


  • Virus evolution (Bacterial evolution, Epidemiology, Genomics)



  • Sebastian joined the Doherty Institute in early 2019 as an Australian Research Council DECRA fellow. He previously held a McKenzie fellowship at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne. He obtained his PhD and conducted postdoctoral work at the University of Sydney under the supervision of Professor Edward Holmes and Professor Simon Ho. His work at the University of Sydney involved understanding the timescales over which viruses and bacteria evolve. At present he is developing approaches to leverage genome data with epidemiological information in outbreaks of viruses and bacteria.   


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Education and training

  • University of Sydney, University of Sydney 2015
  • MSc, University of the Andes 2012
  • BSc, University of the Andes 2010



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am available to supervise students. Please have a look at recent publications for relevant topics.