Monkeypox Genomics & Genetic Epidemiology

Contribute to the effort

Interested in volunteering to contribute to ongoing efforts in data collection / annotation and analysis ? We welcome your participation. For more details, email Dr. Vinod Scaria at with a brief overview of your skillsets, time period you would like to volunteers and specific interests and motivation.

This page on Monkeypox Genomics and Genetic Epidemiology is part of the initiative on Genetic Epidemiology of new and Emerging Pathogens in India (genepi)

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Publications & Preprints

Why strengthening genomic surveillance is an imperative

Bani Jolly & Vinod Scaria | Aug 06, 2022

Genomic surveillance of pathogens provides interesting insights by following a molecular approach for contact tracing and understanding the transmission of the virus across the world. As cases of monkeypox continue to rise, it is therefore important to strengthen the genomic surveillance for the monkeypox virus. Since data from the present outbreak suggest a sustained human-to-human transmission, continuous genomic surveillance is important to understand the evolution and adaptation of the virus, apart from providing useful data to epidemiologists.


Bani Jolly & Vinod Scaria | Sept 06, 2022

Bani Jolly & Vinod Scaria | July 24, 2022

Afra Shamnath & Vinod Scaria | May 26, 2022

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Resources for Genomic Epidemiology

genepi-box is an automated computational resource for assembly, analysis and sharing of pathogen genomic data including for Monkeypox. The resource is built keeping in mind resource limitations in bioinformatics analysis of pathogen genomes.