Edinburgh Disease Transmission workshop – Programme
Running order for workshop held on Thursday 29 April 2021.
09:30 Introduction: Keith Matthews, School of Biological Sciences
Transmission: Modelling and mathematical biology
09.40 Mark Woolhouse, Usher Institute – The epidemiology and evolution of pandemic potential
10.00 Áine O'Toole, School of Biological Sciences – Tracking the international spread of SARS-CoV-2 lineages of concern
10:20 Graeme Ackland, School of Physics and Astronomy – The use of data to understand the coronavirus epidemic
Transmission: Parasite strategies for spread
11.00 Sarah Reece, School of Biological Sciences – The private life of parasites: Sophisticated strategies for survival & reproduction
11.20 Phil Spence, School of Biological Sciences – A single infection is sufficient to establish long-lived mechanisms of disease tolerance in human malaria
11.40 Keith Matthews, School of Biological Sciences – The interplay between trypanosome virulence, transmission and co-infection
12.00 Nisha Philip, School of Biological Sciences – How do signalling pathways regulate life-cycle transitions in the malaria parasite ?
Transmission: Multi-host transmission and zoonoses
13.40 Rowland Kao, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies – Modelling of multi-host pathogens. from methods to impact
14.00 Bryan Wee, Usher Institute – Does urban livestock-keeping play a role in bacterial transmission?
14.20 Amy Pedersen, School of Biological Sciences – Cross-species transmission is rare in a multi-host, multi-vector, multi-pathogen community
Transmission: Populations and policy
15.10 Samantha Lycett, Roslin Institute – Revealing viral transmission patterns in evolving situations using phylodynamics
15.30 Pedro Vale, School of Biological Sciences – Linking individual host heterogeneity to population disease dynamics
15.50 Helen Stagg, Usher Institute – From biology to policy and back again
16.10 General discussion