MRC / UoG Centre for Virus Research

MRC / UoG Centre for Virus Research

Name and affiliation   Research interests

Roman Biek

Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, CMVLS

  I have broad interests in population ecology and genetics but my research focuses on the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases in wild animal populations, applications of phylogenetics, use of pathogen genetic markers, molecular ecology and demography of wildlife populations

Sarah Cleaveland

Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, CMVLS and Global Alliance for Rabies Control

  I am a veterinary epidemiologist with wide ranging interests in emerging and zoonotic disease, ecology and conservation ecology, and ecosystem health.  I am particularly interested in the control of rabies in developing countries.  Much of my work is based in Kenya and Tanzania.

Dan Haydon

Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, CMVLS

  My research interests focus on modelling a wide diversity of epidemiological, ecological, and population genetic processes. 

Rowland Kao

Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, CMVLS

  My research relates to the role of demography in the spread and persistence of livestock diseases, such as foot-and-mouth disease, bovine tuberculosis, scrapie, BSE and avian influenza in poultry. The development of theoretical models of disease transmission on social networks and applications to the transmission of livestock diseases using simple differential equation models, analysis of social networks, statistics and simulations.

Louise Matthews

Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, CMVLS

  My interests lie in the application of quantitative tools to infectious disease data to enhance our understanding of host-pathogen systems. Interests include: the role of individual variability, persistence of rare pathogens in metapopulations, the epidemiology of antimicrobial resistance in the livestock reservoir, and genetic susceptibility and selective breeding for disease control.

Richard Reeve

Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, CMVLS and The Pirbright Institute

 

I am a mathematical modeller who has moved into the life sciences to study diversity. My work focusses on developing the connections between different fields that use diversity measures, and I am especially interested in the connections between the fields, which analyse it from the level of the transcript to the ecosystem, and the underlying mathematics. Much of my work is on the application side, where I work on understanding how to measure similarity of individuals for integration into similarity-sensitive diversity measures, with a particular focus on antigenic similarity of viruses, especially foot-and-mouth disease and flu.

Daniel Streicker

Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health, and Comparative Medicine and MRC / UoG Centre for Virus Research, CMVLS

 

I am a disease ecologist with a broad interest in the transmission dynamics and control of multi-host pathogens. I apply a combination of field studies, phylogenetics and quantitative approaches to viral infections in bats, mostly centered around field systems the Andes and Amazon of Peru.