Conor Meehan

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Conor Meehan

Research fellow at the Institute of Tropical Medicine working on Mycobacteria, primarily epidemiology and drug resistance.

Time at course

I will be here from July 20th until July 30th (the entire course).

Contacting me


I will be at the course for the entire time

Current projects

  • Transmission of M. tuberculosis and M. ulcerans in highly endemic areas
  • Epidemiological cut-offs for exploring transmission clusters
  • Phylodynamic modelling of bacteria
  • Evolution and transmission of drug resistance

Other work-related interests

  • Species concepts in prokaryotes and units of diversity
  • Protein structure variation and effect on function
  • HIV coreceptor usage and envelope structure
  • Microbial community interactions and lateral gene transfer

My Lab's Web Page

Lecture and Lab files

My lectures given at MolEvol 2017:

The *BEAST tutorial is part of the Taming the BEAST workshop tutorials set.
The whole set of tutorials can be found (and followed for free) at
We will specifically use the *BEAST2 tutorial.

Some past or good lectures/labs: A tutorial I wrote for the Molecular Evolution course in Cesky Krumlov on BLAST+ can be found here

A brief overview presentation on short read alignment can be viewed here
An alignment lecture can be found File:MSA.pdf and a lab from Mark can be found here

Other interests

Besting Emily_Jane_McTavish at leg wrestling at MolEvol11