evolutionary dynamics of influenza!
and how flu immunity is defined by you Hamming distance in protein bit space

The Kavli Institute has a very interesting biophysics program series…

Last semester there was another interesting biophysics colloquium:

The Puzzle of the Evolutionary Dynamics of Influenza
Luca Peliti, Univ. Federico II (podcast, video, slides)

Very timely talk that.
Worth browsing through.


  1. #1 osame kinouchi
    May 7, 2009

    Four confirmed cases here in Brazil and the first one in Argentina. And the flu sazonal wave is starting here in the southern hemisphere…

    I am following the USA numbers and wondering why the sophisticated models of two different groups of physicists and epydemiologists predicted 2000 cases by the end of May… Due to what factors they made this large error? Do you have any thoughts about this?

    See: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/04/health/04model.html?_r=2&em

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