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About the Author
Edward C. Holmes is Professor of Biology and Eberly College of Science Distinguished Senior Scholar at The Pennsylvania State University. He was authored over 200 scientific publications and in 2003 was awarded the Scientific Medal for 'Achievement in Research by a Zoologist Under the Age of 40' by the Zoological Society of London for his work on evolutionary biology and bioinformatics. He is also co-author of a highly regarded text book in molecular evolution and phylogenetics. His research sits at the interface of four disciplines - evolutionary biology, genomics, infectious disease and bioinformatics - and for the last 20 years he has been involved in the development and use of a variety of computational techniques to reveal the fundamental patterns and processes of evolutionary change in viruses.