Paper on sweeps in HIV wins honorable mention Omenn prize

19 Mar

The Gilbert S. Omenn Prize is awarded by the International Society for Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health for best article published each year on a topic related to evolution in the context of medicine and public health. The prize committee consisted this year of Sarah Tishkoff, Joe Alcock, Noah Rosenberg, and Alison Galvani. The real prize for 2014 went to, “Escape from bacterial iron piracy through rapid evolution of transferrin” by Matthew Barber and Nels Elde from the University of Utah. But my paper together with John Wakeley and Sergey Kryazhimskiy won an honorable mention 🙂

Look here for the paper and here for a 3 minute explanation of the results.

Pennings PS, Kryazhimskiy S, Wakeley J (2014) Loss and Recovery of Genetic Diversity in Adapting Populations of HIV. PLoS Genet 10(1): e1004000. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1004000

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