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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Epidemics (Coursera)

“If history is our guide, we can assume that the battle between the intellect and will of the human species and the extraordinary adaptability of microbes will be never-ending.” Despite all the remarkable technological breakthroughs that we have made over the past few decades, the threat from infectious [...]

Epidemics I (edX)

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 a supplementary module on COVID-19 and panel discussions with world-leading experts in epidemics.