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Research Article

Phylodynamic Inference and Model Assessment with Approximate Bayesian Computation: Influenza as a Case Study

  • Oliver Ratmann mail,

    oliver.ratmann@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Gé Donker,

    Affiliation: NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands

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  • Adam Meijer,

    Affiliation: RIVM, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Centre for Infectious Disease Control, Bilthoven, The Netherlands

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  • Christophe Fraser,

    Affiliation: Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Katia Koelle

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: December 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002835

About the Authors

Oliver Ratmann, Katia Koelle
Department of Biology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, United States of America
Oliver Ratmann, Christophe Fraser
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Gé Donker
NIVEL, Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Adam Meijer
RIVM, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, Centre for Infectious Disease Control, Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Katia Koelle
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: oliver.ratmann@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: OR. Performed the experiments: OR. Analyzed the data: OR CF KK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GD AM. Wrote the paper: OR CF KK.