Joakim Esbjörnsson

Joakim Esbjörnsson, Ph.D., is a Senior Post doc at the Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, UK. He has an MSc in Biomedicine and a PhD in Virology from the University of Lund, Sweden, and previous postdoctoral training with Dr. Philippe Lemey at the REGA Institute, Belgium and Dr. Jan Albert at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden.

Dr. Esbjörnsson’s research combines the art of cell and molecular biology (molecular cloning, sequencing and the construction of chimeric viruses for cell line infections) with statistical and bioinformatic methods in order to increase the understanding of underlying mechanisms regulating HIV disease pathogenesis and molecular epidemiology. One important focus has been to combine and develop state-of-the-art phylogenetic methods in order to link how the genetics and evolution of different pathogens relates to their ability to cause disease. He is particularly interested in how events occurring in the very early stages of infection are related to disease pathogenesis. For more details, please visit:

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