Professor Ruth Zadoks - Molecular Epidemiology: an Interdisciplinary Journey
Issued: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 16:44:00 GMT
Professor Ruth Zadoks recently gave her Inaugural Lecture as Professor in Molecular Epidemiology. Ruth, a long time collaborator, was formally appointed to a Professorship in the Institute in 2013. In November 2014 she gave a lecture entitled Molecular Epidemiology - an Interdisciplinary Journey as part of the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences Inaugural Lectures 2014.
Ruth's main research interest is the epidemiology of infectious diseases of production animals, with emphasis on bacterial pathogens and parasites of comparative relevance to humans. In this 30 minute lecture Ruth describes the origins of her interests and the strong interdisciplinary approaches she has developed to pursue them. Such capacity to work with and across disciplines is at the heart of practice and philosophy within the Institute, emphasised by a recently launched interdisciplinary BBSRC-DfID funded research project, 'Hazards Associated with Zoonotic enteric pathogens in Emerging Livestock meat pathways (HAZEL)'.