Dr Roman Biek

  • Senior Lecturer (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)

telephone: 01413304954
email: Roman.Biek@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research Interests - Further information

Google Scholar - Publications Profile

Molecular ecology and evolution. Infectious disease dynamics in wild and domestic animal populations, with a focus on viral and bacterial pathogens. 

Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Quantifying multiple strain infections for a tick-borne pathogen using next-generation sequencing (ISSF STS)
    Wellcome Trust
    2015 - 2015
     
  • Tracing transmission pathways of endemic canine rabies (ISSF Catalyst)
    Wellcome Trust
    2014 - 2015
     
  • Joint estimation of epidemiological and genetic processes for Mycobacterium bovis transmission dynamics in cattle and badgers
    Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
    2014 - 2017
     
  • Phylogeography and spatial dynamics of epidemic rabies
    National Institute of Health
    2014 - 2015
     
  • Characterising the diversity and distribution of Borrelia burgdorferi, the agent of Lyme Borreliosis in Grey squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) in Scotland
    Glasgow Natural History Society
    2013 - 2013
     
  • Detecting population trends for tick-borne pathogens from genomic data: new tools for managing Lyme disease in Scotland (ISSF Catalyst)
    Wellcome Trust
    2013 - 2014
     
  • Centre of Expertise on Reducing the Impact of Animal Disease Outbreaks
    Scottish Government
    2011 - 2013
     
  • Phylogeography, transmission dynamics and pathogenesis of bluetongue
    Wellcome Trust
    2011 - 2016
     
  • Phylogeography and spatial dynamics of epidemic rabies
    National Institute of Health
    2010 - 2013
     
  • Centre for Integrated Virology
    MRC
    2010 - 2015
     
  • Effects of host population size and isolation on parasite distribution \r\n\r\nin a naturally fragmented host-metapopulation\r\n
    NERC
    2008 - 2011
     

Additional information

Editorial Board

  • 2011 - ongoing: Molecular Ecology - Subject Editor

Grant Advisory Board

  • 2009 - ongoing: National Institutes of Health - Fogarty International Center, member of the Research and Policy for Infectious Disease Dynamics (RAPIDD) initiative

Invited International Presentations

  • 2013: Glasgow, Scotland, UK - Conference & Workshop Organiser, "Phylodynamics of slow evolving pathogens", International RAPIDD Workshop, 4-6 September, 2013
  • 2013: Berlin, Germany - Robert-Koch Institute
  • 2013: Leipzig, Germany - Junior Scientist Zoonoses Meetings
  • 2012: Kavli Royal Society International Centre, UK - Next-generation molecular and evolutionary epidemiology of infectious disease: challenges and opportunities, Royal Society
  • 2012: USA - Annual Workshop funded by National Science Foundation, "Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases", 2008-2012
  • 2011: Bialowieza, Poland - International Conference in Landscape Genetics, Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Science
  • 2010: Washington, DC, USA - Conference & Workshop Organiser, "Estimating pathogen transmission among host species", International RAPIDD Workshop, 13-15 December, 2010
  • 2010: Sendai, Japan - International Forum on Ecosystem Adaptability: Robustness and stability of organisms and ecosystems, Tohoku University
  • 2008: Frejus, France - International workshop ("Ecole Chercheurs") on Molecular Epidemiology, Department of Animal Health of National Agronomic Research Institute (INRA)

Professional Learned Society

  • 2007 - ongoing: British Ecological Society - Member
  • 1999 - ongoing: Society for Conservation Biology - Member

Research Fellowship

  • 2007 - 2010: Kelvin Smith Fellow in Biodiversity Management

Publications

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Jump to: 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2003 | 2002
Number of items: 32.

2014

Mollentze, N., Biek, R., and Streicker, D. G. (2014) The role of viral evolution in rabies host shifts and emergence. Current Opinion in Virology, 8 . pp. 68-72. ISSN 1879-6257 (doi:10.1016/j.coviro.2014.07.004)

Muir, A. P., Biek, R., and Mable, B. K. (2014) Behavioural and physiological adaptations to low-temperature environments in the common frog, Rana temporaria. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14 (1). p. 110. ISSN 1471-2148 (doi:10.1186/1471-2148-14-110)

Viana, M., Mancy, R., Biek, R., Cleaveland, S., Cross, P. C., Lloyd-Smith, J. O., and Haydon, D. T. (2014) Assembling evidence for identifying reservoirs of infection. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 29 (5). pp. 270-279. ISSN 0169-5347 (doi:10.1016/j.tree.2014.03.002)

Muir, A.P., Biek, R., Thomas, R., and Mable, B.K. (2014) Local adaptation with high gene flow: temperature parameters drive adaptation to altitude in the common frog (Rana temporaria). Molecular Ecology, 23 (3). pp. 561-574. ISSN 0962-1083 (doi:10.1111/mec.12624)

2013

Muir, A.P., Thomas, R., Biek, R., and Mable, B.K. (2013) Using genetic variation to infer associations with climate in the common frog,Rana temporaria. Molecular Ecology, 22 (14). pp. 3737-3751. ISSN 0962-1083 (doi:10.1111/mec.12334)

Duke-Sylvester, S.M., Biek, R., and Real, L.A. (2013) Molecular evolutionary signatures reveal the role of host ecological dynamics in viral disease emergence and spread. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 368 (1614). p. 20120194. ISSN 0962-8436 (doi:10.1098/rstb.2012.0194)

2012

Brunker, K., Hampson, K., Horton, D.L., and Biek, R. (2012) Integrating the landscape epidemiology and genetics of RNA viruses: rabies in domestic dogs as a model. Parasitology, 139 (14). pp. 1899-1913. ISSN 0031-1820 (doi:10.1017/S003118201200090X)

Biek, R., O'Hare, A., Wright, D., Mallon, T., McCormick, C., Orton, R.J., McDowell, S., Trewby, H., Skuce, R.A., and Kao, R.R. (2012) Whole genome sequencing reveals local transmission patterns of mycobacterium bovis in sympatric cattle and badger populations. PLoS Pathogens, 8 (11). e1003008. ISSN 1553-7366 (doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1003008)

2011

Grard, G., Biek, R., Muyembe Tamfum, J.-J., Fair, J., Wolfe, N., Formenty, P., Paweska, J., and Leroy, E. (2011) Emergence of divergent Zaire ebola virus strains in Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2007 and 2008. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 204 (s3). s776-s784. ISSN 0022-1899 (doi:10.1093/infdis/jir364)

Samman, A., McMonagle, E.L., Logan, N., Willett, B.J., Biek, R., and Hosie, M.J. (2011) Phylogenetic characterisation of naturally occurring feline immunodeficiency virus in the United Kingdom. Veterinary Microbiology, 150 (3-4). pp. 239-247. ISSN 0378-1135 (doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2011.01.027)

2010

Black, S.G. et al. (2010) Viral particles of endogenous betaretroviruses are released in the sheep uterus and infect the conceptus trophectoderm in a transspecies embryo transfer model. Journal of Virology, 84 (18). pp. 9078-9085. ISSN 0022-538X (doi:10.1128/JVI.00950-10)

Kraase, M., Sloan, R., Klein, D., Logan, N., McMonagle, L., Biek, R., Willett, B. J., and Hosie, M. J. (2010) Feline immunodeficiency virus env gene evolution in experimentally infected cats. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 134 (1-2). pp. 96-106. ISSN 0165-2427 (doi:10.1016/j.vetimm.2009.10.015 )

Biek, R., and Real, L.A. (2010) The landscape genetics of infectious disease emergence and spread. Molecular Ecology, 19 (17). pp. 3515-3531. ISSN 0962-1083 (doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04679.x)

2008

Poss, M., Ross, H., Rodrigo, A., Terwee, J., VandeWoude, S., and Biek, R. (2008) The molecular biology and evolution of feline immunodeficiency viruses of cougars. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 123 (1-2). pp. 154-158. ISSN 0165-2427 (doi:10.1016/j.vetimm.2008.01.022)

Henderson, J.C., Biek, R., Rupprecht, C.E., and Real, L.A. (2008) Rabies virus in raccoons. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 14 (4). pp. 650-652. ISSN 1080-6059

Köndgen, S. et al. (2008) Pandemic human viruses cause decline of endangered great apes. Current Biology, 18 (4). pp. 260-264. ISSN 0960-9822 (doi:10.1016/j.cub.2008.01.012)

2007

Biek, R., Henderson, J.C., Walker, L.A., Rupprecht, C.E., and Real, L.A. (2007) A high-resolution genetic signature of demographic and spatial expansion in epizootic rabies virus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104 (19). pp. 7993-7998. ISSN 0027-8424 (doi:10.1073/pnas.0700741104 )

Arnaud, F. et al. (2007) A paradigm for virus-host coevolution: sequential counter-adaptations between endogenous and exogenous retroviruses. PLoS Pathogens, 3 (11). e170. ISSN 1553-7366 (doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.0030170)

Biek, R. (2007) Evolutionary dynamics and spatial genetic structure of epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus in the eastern United States. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 7 (5). pp. 651-655. (doi:10.1016/j.meegid.2007.04.005)

Biek, R. (2007) Isolates of Zaire ebolavirus from wild apes reveal genetic lineage and recombinants (vol 104, pg 17123, 2007). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104 (49). p. 19656. ISSN 0027-8424 (doi:10.1073/pnas.0710178104)

Biek, R. (2007) Spatial dynamics and genetics of infectious diseases on heterogeneous landscapes. Journal of the Royal Society: Interface, 4 (16). pp. 935-948. (doi:10.1098/rsif.2007.1041)

Wittmann, T.J., Biek, R., Hassanin, A., Rouquet, P., Reed, P., Yaba, P., Pourrut, X., Real, L.A., Gonzalez, J.-P., and Leroy, E.M. (2007) Isolates of Zaire ebolavirus from wild apes reveal genetic lineage and recombinants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104 (43). pp. 17123-17127. ISSN 0027-8424 (doi:10.1073/pnas.0704076104)

2006

Biek, R., Walsh, P.D., Leroy, E.M., and Real, L.A. (2006) Recent common ancestry of Ebola Zaire virus found in a bat reservoir. PLoS Pathogens, 2 (10). e90. ISSN 1553-7366 (doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.0020090)

Biek, R. (2006) Examining effects of persistent retroviral infection on fitness and pathogen susceptibility in a natural feline host. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 84 (3). pp. 365-373. ISSN 0008-4301 (doi:10.1139/z06-006)

Biek, R. (2006) Factors associated with pathogen seroprevalence and infection in rocky mountain cougars. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 42 (3). pp. 606-615.

Biek, R. (2006) Genetic consequences of sex-biased dispersal in a solitary carnivore: Yellowstone cougars. Biology Letters, 2 (2). pp. 312-315. (doi:10.1098/rsbl.2005.0437)

Biek, R. (2006) A virus reveals population structure and recent demographic history of its carnivore host. Science, 311 (5760). pp. 538-541. ISSN 0036-8075 (doi:10.1126/science.1121360)

2005

Real, L.A., Henderson, C.J., Biek, R., Snaman, J., Jack, T.L., Childs, J.E., Stahl, E., Waller, L., Tinline, R., and Nadin-Davies, S. (2005) Unifying the spatial population dynamics and molecular evolution of epidemic rabies virus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102 (34). pp. 12107-12111. ISSN 0027-8424 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.0500057102)

Walsh, P.D., Biek, R., and Real, L.A. (2005) Wave-like spread of Ebola Zaire. PLoS Biology, 3 (11). e371. ISSN 1544-9173 (doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0030371)

2003

Biek, R. (2003) Envelope variants from women recently infected with clade A human immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 confer distinct phenotypes that are discerned by competition and neutralization experiments. Journal of Virology, 77 (15). pp. 8448-8461. ISSN 0022-538X (doi:10.1128/JVI.77.15.8448-8461.2003)

Biek, R. (2003) Epidemiology, genetic diversity, and evolution of endemic feline immunodeficiency virus in a population of wild Cougars. Journal of Virology, 77 (17). pp. 9578-9589. ISSN 0022-538X (doi:10.1128/JVI.77.17.9578-9589.2003)

2002

Biek, R. (2002) Serologic survey for viral and bacterial infections in western populations of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 38 (4). pp. 840-845.

This list was generated on Sun Sep 21 05:04:16 2014 BST.
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Number of items: 32.

Article

Mollentze, N., Biek, R., and Streicker, D. G. (2014) The role of viral evolution in rabies host shifts and emergence. Current Opinion in Virology, 8 . pp. 68-72. ISSN 1879-6257 (doi:10.1016/j.coviro.2014.07.004)

Muir, A. P., Biek, R., and Mable, B. K. (2014) Behavioural and physiological adaptations to low-temperature environments in the common frog, Rana temporaria. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 14 (1). p. 110. ISSN 1471-2148 (doi:10.1186/1471-2148-14-110)

Viana, M., Mancy, R., Biek, R., Cleaveland, S., Cross, P. C., Lloyd-Smith, J. O., and Haydon, D. T. (2014) Assembling evidence for identifying reservoirs of infection. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 29 (5). pp. 270-279. ISSN 0169-5347 (doi:10.1016/j.tree.2014.03.002)

Muir, A.P., Biek, R., Thomas, R., and Mable, B.K. (2014) Local adaptation with high gene flow: temperature parameters drive adaptation to altitude in the common frog (Rana temporaria). Molecular Ecology, 23 (3). pp. 561-574. ISSN 0962-1083 (doi:10.1111/mec.12624)

Muir, A.P., Thomas, R., Biek, R., and Mable, B.K. (2013) Using genetic variation to infer associations with climate in the common frog,Rana temporaria. Molecular Ecology, 22 (14). pp. 3737-3751. ISSN 0962-1083 (doi:10.1111/mec.12334)

Duke-Sylvester, S.M., Biek, R., and Real, L.A. (2013) Molecular evolutionary signatures reveal the role of host ecological dynamics in viral disease emergence and spread. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences, 368 (1614). p. 20120194. ISSN 0962-8436 (doi:10.1098/rstb.2012.0194)

Brunker, K., Hampson, K., Horton, D.L., and Biek, R. (2012) Integrating the landscape epidemiology and genetics of RNA viruses: rabies in domestic dogs as a model. Parasitology, 139 (14). pp. 1899-1913. ISSN 0031-1820 (doi:10.1017/S003118201200090X)

Biek, R., O'Hare, A., Wright, D., Mallon, T., McCormick, C., Orton, R.J., McDowell, S., Trewby, H., Skuce, R.A., and Kao, R.R. (2012) Whole genome sequencing reveals local transmission patterns of mycobacterium bovis in sympatric cattle and badger populations. PLoS Pathogens, 8 (11). e1003008. ISSN 1553-7366 (doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1003008)

Grard, G., Biek, R., Muyembe Tamfum, J.-J., Fair, J., Wolfe, N., Formenty, P., Paweska, J., and Leroy, E. (2011) Emergence of divergent Zaire ebola virus strains in Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2007 and 2008. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 204 (s3). s776-s784. ISSN 0022-1899 (doi:10.1093/infdis/jir364)

Samman, A., McMonagle, E.L., Logan, N., Willett, B.J., Biek, R., and Hosie, M.J. (2011) Phylogenetic characterisation of naturally occurring feline immunodeficiency virus in the United Kingdom. Veterinary Microbiology, 150 (3-4). pp. 239-247. ISSN 0378-1135 (doi:10.1016/j.vetmic.2011.01.027)

Black, S.G. et al. (2010) Viral particles of endogenous betaretroviruses are released in the sheep uterus and infect the conceptus trophectoderm in a transspecies embryo transfer model. Journal of Virology, 84 (18). pp. 9078-9085. ISSN 0022-538X (doi:10.1128/JVI.00950-10)

Kraase, M., Sloan, R., Klein, D., Logan, N., McMonagle, L., Biek, R., Willett, B. J., and Hosie, M. J. (2010) Feline immunodeficiency virus env gene evolution in experimentally infected cats. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 134 (1-2). pp. 96-106. ISSN 0165-2427 (doi:10.1016/j.vetimm.2009.10.015 )

Biek, R., and Real, L.A. (2010) The landscape genetics of infectious disease emergence and spread. Molecular Ecology, 19 (17). pp. 3515-3531. ISSN 0962-1083 (doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04679.x)

Poss, M., Ross, H., Rodrigo, A., Terwee, J., VandeWoude, S., and Biek, R. (2008) The molecular biology and evolution of feline immunodeficiency viruses of cougars. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology, 123 (1-2). pp. 154-158. ISSN 0165-2427 (doi:10.1016/j.vetimm.2008.01.022)

Henderson, J.C., Biek, R., Rupprecht, C.E., and Real, L.A. (2008) Rabies virus in raccoons. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 14 (4). pp. 650-652. ISSN 1080-6059

Köndgen, S. et al. (2008) Pandemic human viruses cause decline of endangered great apes. Current Biology, 18 (4). pp. 260-264. ISSN 0960-9822 (doi:10.1016/j.cub.2008.01.012)

Biek, R., Henderson, J.C., Walker, L.A., Rupprecht, C.E., and Real, L.A. (2007) A high-resolution genetic signature of demographic and spatial expansion in epizootic rabies virus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104 (19). pp. 7993-7998. ISSN 0027-8424 (doi:10.1073/pnas.0700741104 )

Arnaud, F. et al. (2007) A paradigm for virus-host coevolution: sequential counter-adaptations between endogenous and exogenous retroviruses. PLoS Pathogens, 3 (11). e170. ISSN 1553-7366 (doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.0030170)

Biek, R. (2007) Evolutionary dynamics and spatial genetic structure of epizootic hemorrhagic disease virus in the eastern United States. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 7 (5). pp. 651-655. (doi:10.1016/j.meegid.2007.04.005)

Biek, R. (2007) Isolates of Zaire ebolavirus from wild apes reveal genetic lineage and recombinants (vol 104, pg 17123, 2007). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104 (49). p. 19656. ISSN 0027-8424 (doi:10.1073/pnas.0710178104)

Biek, R. (2007) Spatial dynamics and genetics of infectious diseases on heterogeneous landscapes. Journal of the Royal Society: Interface, 4 (16). pp. 935-948. (doi:10.1098/rsif.2007.1041)

Wittmann, T.J., Biek, R., Hassanin, A., Rouquet, P., Reed, P., Yaba, P., Pourrut, X., Real, L.A., Gonzalez, J.-P., and Leroy, E.M. (2007) Isolates of Zaire ebolavirus from wild apes reveal genetic lineage and recombinants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104 (43). pp. 17123-17127. ISSN 0027-8424 (doi:10.1073/pnas.0704076104)

Biek, R., Walsh, P.D., Leroy, E.M., and Real, L.A. (2006) Recent common ancestry of Ebola Zaire virus found in a bat reservoir. PLoS Pathogens, 2 (10). e90. ISSN 1553-7366 (doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.0020090)

Biek, R. (2006) Examining effects of persistent retroviral infection on fitness and pathogen susceptibility in a natural feline host. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 84 (3). pp. 365-373. ISSN 0008-4301 (doi:10.1139/z06-006)

Biek, R. (2006) Factors associated with pathogen seroprevalence and infection in rocky mountain cougars. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 42 (3). pp. 606-615.

Biek, R. (2006) Genetic consequences of sex-biased dispersal in a solitary carnivore: Yellowstone cougars. Biology Letters, 2 (2). pp. 312-315. (doi:10.1098/rsbl.2005.0437)

Biek, R. (2006) A virus reveals population structure and recent demographic history of its carnivore host. Science, 311 (5760). pp. 538-541. ISSN 0036-8075 (doi:10.1126/science.1121360)

Real, L.A., Henderson, C.J., Biek, R., Snaman, J., Jack, T.L., Childs, J.E., Stahl, E., Waller, L., Tinline, R., and Nadin-Davies, S. (2005) Unifying the spatial population dynamics and molecular evolution of epidemic rabies virus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102 (34). pp. 12107-12111. ISSN 0027-8424 (doi: 10.1073/pnas.0500057102)

Walsh, P.D., Biek, R., and Real, L.A. (2005) Wave-like spread of Ebola Zaire. PLoS Biology, 3 (11). e371. ISSN 1544-9173 (doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0030371)

Biek, R. (2003) Envelope variants from women recently infected with clade A human immunodeficiency Virus Type 1 confer distinct phenotypes that are discerned by competition and neutralization experiments. Journal of Virology, 77 (15). pp. 8448-8461. ISSN 0022-538X (doi:10.1128/JVI.77.15.8448-8461.2003)

Biek, R. (2003) Epidemiology, genetic diversity, and evolution of endemic feline immunodeficiency virus in a population of wild Cougars. Journal of Virology, 77 (17). pp. 9578-9589. ISSN 0022-538X (doi:10.1128/JVI.77.17.9578-9589.2003)

Biek, R. (2002) Serologic survey for viral and bacterial infections in western populations of Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis). Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 38 (4). pp. 840-845.

This list was generated on Sun Sep 21 05:04:16 2014 BST.