Edinburgh Disease Transmission workshop

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Edinburgh Infectious Diseases is very pleased to be hosting this workshop focussing on Disease Transmission on Thursday 29 April 2021.

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This event will bring together researchers from a range of disciplines across the University to share their work, discuss areas of common interest and explore opportunities for future collaboration.


The event will run in two sessions: 9.30 am - 12 pm and 1.30 - 4.30 pm.


Introduction: Keith Matthews, School of Biological Sciences

Transmission: Modelling and mathematical biology

Mark Woolhouse, Usher Institute – The epidemiology and evolution of pandemic potential

Áine O'Toole, School of Biological Sciences – Tracking the international spread of SARS-CoV-2 lineages of concern

Graeme Ackland, School of Physics and Astronomy – The use of data to understand the coronavirus epidemic


Transmission: Parasite strategies for spread

Sarah Reece, School of Biological Sciences – The private life of parasites: Sophisticated strategies for survival & reproduction

Phil Spence, School of Biological Sciences – A single infection is sufficient to establish long-lived mechanisms of disease tolerance in human malaria

Keith Matthews, School of Biological Sciences – The interplay between trypanosome virulence, transmission and co-infection

Nisha Philip, School of Biolgical Sciences – How do signalling pathways regulate life-cycle transitions in the malaria parasite ?


Transmission: Multi-host transmission and zoonoses

Rowland Kao, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies – Modelling of multi-host pathogens. from methods to impact

Bryan Wee, Usher Institute – Does urban livestock-keeping play a role in bacterial transmission?

Amy Pedersen, School of Biological Sciences – Cross-species transmission is rare in a multi-host, multi-vector, multi-pathogen community


Transmission: Populations and policy

Samantha Lycett, Roslin Institute – Revealing viral transmission patterns in evolving situations using phylodynamics

Pedro Vale, School of Biological Sciences – Linking individual host heterogeneity to population disease dynamics

Helen Stagg, Usher Institute – From biology to policy and back again

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For updates about the workshop,including speaker bios, and programme timings please view our website:

Edinburgh Disease Transmission workshop website

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Organiser of Edinburgh Disease Transmission workshop

Executive Manager Edinburgh Infectious Diseases

GA.57 Ashworth Laboratories,

University of Edinburgh, Kings Buildings

West Mains Road, EDINBURGH, EH9 3JT

email:  hilary.snaith@ed.ac.uk, phone:  0131 651 3688

website:  http://www.eid.ed.ac.uk

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