Infection, Genetics and Evolution
Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics of Infectious Diseases (MEEGID)
Editor in Chief Michel Tibayrenc, MD, PhD
Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD; France)
Published by Elsevier
5-Year Impact Factor: 2.669
Infectious diseases constitute one of the main challenges to medical science in the coming century. The impressive development of molecular megatechnologies and of bioinformatics have greatly increased our knowledge of the evolution, transmission and pathogenicity of infectious diseases. Research has shown that host susceptibility to many infectious diseases has a genetic basis. Furthermore, much is now known on the molecular epidemiology, evolution and virulence of pathogenic agents, as well as their resistance to drugs, vaccines, and antibiotics. Equally, research on the genetics of disease vectors has greatly improved our understanding of their systematics, has increased our capacity to identify target populations for control or intervention, and has provided detailed information on the mechanisms of insecticide resistance.