Tsan Yuk Lam

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Gu H, Xie R, Adam DC, Tsui JL, Chu DK, Chang LDJ, Cheuk SSY, Gurung S, Krishnan P, Ng DYM, Liu GYZ, Wan CKC, Cheng SSM, Edwards KM, Leung KSM, Wu JT, Tsang DNC, Leung GM, Cowling BJ, Peiris M, Lam TTY, Dhanasekaran V, Poon LLM. (2022). Genomic epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 under an elimination strategy in Hong Kong. Nature communications, 13(1)

Knyazev S, Chhugani K, Ayyala R, Singh H, Karthikeyan S, Deshpande D, Comarova Z, Lu A, Sarwal V, Porozov Y, Wu A, Abedalthagafi M, Nagaraj S, Smith A, Skums P, Ladner J, Lam TT, Wu N, Zelikovsky A, Knight R, Crandall K, Mangul S. (2021). Unlocking capacities of viral genomics for the COVID-19 pandemic response. ArXiv

Gu H, Xie R, Adam DC, Tsui JL, Chu DK, Chang LDJ, Cheuk SSY, Gurung S, Krishnan P, Ng DYM, Liu GYZ, Wan CKC, Edwards KM, Leung KSM, Wu JT, Tsang DNC, Leung GM, Cowling BJ, Peiris M, Lam TTY, Dhanasekaran V, Poon LLM. (2021). SARS-CoV-2 under an elimination strategy in Hong Kong. medRxiv : the preprint server for health sciences

Boni MF, Lemey P, Jiang X, Lam TT, Perry BW, Castoe TA, Rambaut A, Robertson DL. (2020). Evolutionary origins of the SARS-CoV-2 sarbecovirus lineage responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Nature microbiology, 5(11)

Mavian C, Pond SK, Marini S, Magalis BR, Vandamme AM, Dellicour S, Scarpino SV, Houldcroft C, Villabona-Arenas J, Paisie TK, Trovão NS, Boucher C, Zhang Y, Scheuermann RH, Gascuel O, Lam TT, Suchard MA, Abecasis A, Wilkinson E, de Oliveira T, Bento AI, Schmidt HA, Martin D, Hadfield J, Faria N, Grubaugh ND, Neher RA, Baele G, Lemey P, Stadler T, Albert J, Crandall KA, Leitner T, Stamatakis A, Prosperi M, Salemi M. (2020). Sampling bias and incorrect rooting make phylogenetic network tracing of SARS-COV-2 infections unreliable. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Lam TT, Tang JW, Lai FY, Zaraket H, Dbaibo G, Bialasiewicz S, Tozer S, Heraud JM, Drews SJ, Hachette T, Chan PK, Koay ES, Lee HK, Tee KK, Liu Y, Fraaij P, Jennings L, Waris M, Krajden M, Corriveau A, Jalal H, Nishimura H, Nymadawa P, Badarch D, Watanabe A, Kabanda A, Sloots T, Kok J, Dwyer DE, Koopmans M, . (2019). Comparative global epidemiology of influenza, respiratory syncytial and parainfluenza viruses, 2010-2015. The Journal of infection, 79(4)

Tang JW, Kennedy M, Lackenby A, Ellis J, Lam T. (2019). Transmitted and acquired oseltamivir resistance during the 2018-2019 influenza season. The Journal of infection, 79(6)

Liu Y, Lam KF, Wu JT, Lam TT. (2018). Geographically weighted temporally correlated logistic regression model. Scientific reports, 8(1)

Tang JW, Blount J, Bradley C, Donaghy B, Shardlow C, Bandi S, Baxter C, Hunter A, Range S, Lam TT. (2019). Impact of a poorly performing point-of-care test during the 2017-2018 influenza season. The Journal of infection, 78(3)

Lam TT, Zhu H, Chong YL, Holmes EC, Guan Y. (2015). Puzzling Origins of the Ebola Outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2014. Journal of virology, 89(19)

Lam TT, Zhou B, Wang J, Chai Y, Shen Y, Chen X, Ma C, Hong W, Chen Y, Zhang Y, Duan L, Chen P, Jiang J, Zhang Y, Li L, Poon LL, Webby RJ, Smith DK, Leung GM, Peiris JS, Holmes EC, Guan Y, Zhu H. (2015). Dissemination, divergence and establishment of H7N9 influenza viruses in China. Nature, 522(7554)

Lam TT, Liu W, Bowden TA, Cui N, Zhuang L, Liu K, Zhang YY, Cao WC, Pybus OG. (2013). Evolutionary and molecular analysis of the emergent severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus. Epidemics, 5(1)

Lam TT, Wang J, Shen Y, Zhou B, Duan L, Cheung CL, Ma C, Lycett SJ, Leung CY, Chen X, Li L, Hong W, Chai Y, Zhou L, Liang H, Ou Z, Liu Y, Farooqui A, Kelvin DJ, Poon LL, Smith DK, Pybus OG, Leung GM, Shu Y, Webster RG, Webby RJ, Peiris JS, Rambaut A, Zhu H, Guan Y. (2013). The genesis and source of the H7N9 influenza viruses causing human infections in China. Nature, 502(7470)

Tan Y, Lam TT, Wu C, Lee SS, Viboud C, Zhang R, Weinberger DM. (2014). Increasing similarity in the dynamics of influenza in two adjacent subtropical Chinese cities following the relaxation of border restrictions. The Journal of general virology, 95(Pt 3)

Lam TT, Chong YL, Shi M, Hon CC, Li J, Martin DP, Tang JW, Mok CK, Shih SR, Yip CW, Jiang J, Hui RK, Pybus OG, Holmes EC, Leung FC. (2013). Systematic phylogenetic analysis of influenza A virus reveals many novel mosaic genome segments. Infection, genetics and evolution : journal of molecular epidemiology and evolutionary genetics in infectious diseases, (18)

Lam TT, Zhu H, Smith DK, Guan Y, Holmes EC, Pybus OG. (2012). The recombinant origin of emerging human norovirus GII.4/2008: intra-genotypic exchange of the capsid P2 domain. The Journal of general virology, 93(Pt 4)

Lam TT, Hon CC, Lemey P, Pybus OG, Shi M, Tun HM, Li J, Jiang J, Holmes EC, Leung FC. (2012). Phylodynamics of H5N1 avian influenza virus in Indonesia. Molecular ecology, 21(12)

Lam TT, Zhu H, Wang J, Smith DK, Holmes EC, Webster RG, Webby R, Peiris JM, Guan Y. (2011). Reassortment events among swine influenza A viruses in China: implications for the origin of the 2009 influenza pandemic. Journal of virology, 85(19)

Lam TT, Ip HS, Ghedin E, Wentworth DE, Halpin RA, Stockwell TB, Spiro DJ, Dusek RJ, Bortner JB, Hoskins J, Bales BD, Yparraguirre DR, Holmes EC. (2012). Migratory flyway and geographical distance are barriers to the gene flow of influenza virus among North American birds. Ecology letters, 15(1)

Tang JW, Shetty N, Lam TT. (2010). Features of the new pandemic influenza A/H1N1/2009 virus: virology, epidemiology, clinical and public health aspects. Current opinion in pulmonary medicine, 16(3)

Lam TT, Hon CC, Tang JW. Use of phylogenetics in the molecular epidemiology and evolutionary studies of viral infections. Critical reviews in clinical laboratory sciences, 47(1)

Lam TT, Hon CC, Pybus OG, Kosakovsky Pond SL, Wong RT, Yip CW, Zeng F, Leung FC. (2008). Evolutionary and transmission dynamics of reassortant H5N1 influenza virus in Indonesia. PLoS pathogens, 4(8)

Lam TT, Hon CC, Lam PY, Yip CW, Zeng F, Leung FC. (2008). Comments to the predecessor of human SARS coronavirus in 2003-2004 epidemic. Veterinary microbiology, 126(4)

Lam TY, Hon CC, Wang Z, Hui RK, Zeng F, Leung FC. (2008). Evolutionary analyses of European H1N2 swine influenza A virus by placing timestamps on the multiple reassortment events. Virus research, 131(2)

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