Centre members meet regularly, both informally, in semi-structured meetings (through research groups), and formally (through workshops, symposia and conferences organised by the centre and by members of the centre under other umbrellas).
We have coffee in the Graham Kerr Building daily at 11am, in the Boyd Orr Hub in the Wolfson Link Building on Fridays at 11am, and drinks in the Zoology Museum in Graham Kerr and then the pub after work on Fridays.
Research group meetings
We have regular research meetings as part of a variety of different sub-groups:
- The epidemiology and disease ecology groups meet alternate Thursday mornings in Garscube and the Graham Kerr Building (11am-12pm).
- The diversity research group meets alternate Friday lunchtimes in the Graham Kerr Building (12pm-1pm). Contact Richard Reeve for more information about these meetings.
- The evolutionary analysis group alternates with the diversity group on Friday lunchtimes (12pm-1pm) in the Graham Kerr Building.
- The Spatial Ecology meetings occur every Wednesday morning at 11am in the Graham Kerr Building.
Conferences and other formal meetings
We run and co-organise regular formal meetings under the banner of the Boyd Orr Centre, and other organisations that we are part of. Some of these are organised through Eventbrite. Future meetings include:
- A workshop on Regional approaches to the control of foot-and-mouth disease in East Africa, to be held in Glasgow in May 2019.
- A hackathon, to be held in Glasgow in April 2019.
And recently, other meetings we have also organised include:
- A workshop on Impact Evaluation, held in October 2018.
Previous meetings organised by the Centre include:
- A mini-symposium on Bovine Tuberculosis, held in June 2017 in Glasgow.
- "What makes large-scale vaccination programmes work? Exchange of experiences between Latin America and Africa" – A two-day multi-level stakeholder workshop in Arusha, Tanzania in 2017.
- A knowledge exchange and public engagement impact evaluation workshop held in Glasgow by Eric Jensen in 2017.
- A multi-level stakeholder workshop addressing the surveillance of bacterial zoonoses, held in Arusha in December 2016.
- A meeting on Bacteriology research at the University of Glasgow with Rita Colwell, held in June 2016.
- A symposium on emerging themes in resistance biology, held in April 2016.
- A joint research meeting between the Pirbright Institute and the University of Glasgow, held in April 2016.
- An early career researcher meeting for members of the Boyd Orr Centre and the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, held in February 2016.
- A workshop on bovine tuberculosis, held in September 2015.
- A workshop on Phylodynamics and inference from rabies sequence data, held in August 2015.
- A training course on One Health, held at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology in Arusha, Tanzania in July and August 2015.
- A symposium on bacterial infectious diseases, held in June 2015.
- A workshop on animal and plant health modelling, held jointly with the University of Stirling in May 2015.
- A workshop on identifying the economic, political and social incentives, benefits and drivers of foot-and-mouth disease control in Tanzania in a nationally sustainable livestock development context, held in Morogoro, Tanzania in April 2015.
- A workshop on community engagement in foot-and-mouth disease research in Tanzania, held in Serengeti District, Tanzania in April 2015.
- A conference "Vaccines for Conservation: exploring the feasibility of immunizing wild tigers against distemper", held in January 2015 with the Wildlife Conservation Society at their headquarters in New York's Bronx Zoo.
- A symposium "From viral genotype to phenotype", held in October 2014.
- A workshop on microbiome research, held in September 2014.
- A conference comprising two one-day symposia, "Interdisciplinary approaches to disease" and "Interdisciplinary diversity", held in July 2014.
- A conference on Nematode Systems Health, held in May 2014 with the Marie Curie Initial Training Network run by the University of Glasgow.
- A symposium on Hidden Markov Models, held in February 2014.
- A workshop on Bovine Tuberculosis, held in May 2013.
Other major meetings we have organised in recent years include a BBSRC-funded 5 week workshop on Biodiversity at the Centre de Recerca Matematica in Barcelona in 2012, including a 5 day exploratory conference, and a 2 day opening event for the centre, organised in 2011.
The Centre also holds research planning meetings every few months. These are sometimes held at the University field station on Loch Lomond (SCENE). Contact Richard Reeve if you would be interested in attending the next meeting.