Yimin Li PhD Student (co-supervision G. Baele, KU Leuven)

  • yiminflorent@gmail.com

Biographical sketch

Yimin holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Missouri - Kansas City. His research focuses on spatio-temporal reconstruction of viral spread with phylogeographic models. He is also passionate about developing user-friendly web apps for better data visualization.

PhD project

In December 2021, Yimin started a PhD project co-supervised by Guy Baele at the Evolutionary and Computational Virology Lab (KU Leuven) and Simon Dellicour at the Spatial Epidemiology Lab (ULB).


Molecular detection and genomic characterization of diverse hepaciviruses in African rodents
M. Bletsa, B. Vrancken, S. Gryseels, I. Boonen, A. Fikatas, Y. Li, A. Laudisoit, S. Lequime, J. Bryja, R. Makundi, Y. Meheretu, B. D. Akaibe, S. G. Mbalitini, F. Van de Perre, N. Van Houtte, J. Těšíková, E. Wollants, M. Van Ranst, O. G. Pybus, J. F. Drexler, E. Verheyen, H. Leirs, J. Gouy de Bellocq, and P. Lemey. "Virus Evolution", Vol. 7, Issue 1, 2021.

New evidence for the east–west spread of the highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 virus between Central Asian and east Asian-Australasian flyways in China
W. Meng, Q. Yang, B. Vrancken, Z. Chen, D. Liu, L. Chen, X. Zhao, S. François, T. Ma, R. Gao, W. Ru, Y. Li, H. He, G. Zhang, H. Tian, and J. Lu. "Emerging Microbes & Infections", Vol. 8, Issue 1, Pages 823-826, 2019.

Transmission dynamics of re-emerging rabies in domestic dogs of rural China
H. Tian, Y. Feng, B. Vrancken, B. Cazelles, H. Tan, M. S. Gill, Q. Yang, Y. Li, W. Yang, Y. Zhang, Y. Zhang, P. Lemey, O. G. Pybus, N. C. Stenseth, H. Zhang, and S. Dellicour. "PLoS Pathogens", Vol. 14, Issue 12, Pages e1007392, 2018.

Changing epidemiology of human Brucellosis, China, 1955–2014
S. Lai, H. Zhou, W. Xiong, M. Gilbert, Z. Huang, J. Yu, W. Yin, L. Wang, Q. Chen, Y. Li, D. Mu, L. Zeng, X. Ren, M. Geng, Z. Zhang, B. Cui, T. Li, D. Wang, Z. Li, N. A. Wardrop, A. J. Tatem, and H. Yu. "Emerging Infectious Diseases", Vol. 23, Issue 2, Pages 184-194, 2017.