Tommy Lam




Tommy Lam is a research assistant professor at the HKU School of Public Health. He is a statistical geneticist and bioinformatician studying the ecology, epidemiology and evolution of infectious diseases. He teaches molecular epidemiology and bioinformatics in postgraduate courses and international workshops. He was a Newton Fellow Alumni of the Royal Society and The British Academy.

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Sep 15th 2015

Why was the Ebola epidemic that started in 2013 so devastating? What can be done to control and mitigate outbreaks of new pathogens such as MERS coronavirus? Explore the science, prevention and control of epidemics in this free online course. In addition to lectures by leading scientists in this field from HKU, this course will feature panel discussions with world leading experts in epidemics, including Professor Peter Piot who is the co-discoverer of Ebola and Professor Barbara Stocking who chairs the 2015 WHO-commissioned panel that assesses WHO's response to the Ebola outbreak.

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