The Pirbright Institute

The Pirbright Institute

Name and affiliation   Research interests

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.