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In this talk I will introduce ideas from population biology and use them to help us understand emerging and novel pathogen spread. I will review our recent work on defining pandemics, detecting novel pathogens and approaches to controlling these novel threats. I will highlight our covid fieldwork and the advantages/limitations of detection methods for rare pathogens. 

Biography: I am a population biologist, Professor of Mathematical Biology in the Department of Biology and Fellow at St Peters College. Before Oxford, I held a Royal Society Research Fellowship and completed postdoctoral, PhD and undergraduate training at Imperial College.

Forthcoming events

What can genotyping studies tell us about on-farm transmission routes of Campylobacter?

Monday, 04 March 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms

Oxford Festival of Global Health - Lovesick

Thursday, 07 March 2024, 4pm to 8pm @ The Curzon Cinema, The Westgate, Oxford

Title TBC

Monday, 15 April 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms

The effects of BCG on non-specific resistance to respiratory infection

Monday, 13 May 2024, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building LG seminar rooms