BBSRC Flexible Interchange Programme (FLIP) grant awarded

Wednesday 25th May, 2016

Christina Cobbold and her collaborators Richard Reeve, Tom Leinster and Louise Matthews have been awarded a BBSRC Flexible Interchange Programme (FLIP) grant for a 2 year project entitled “Mathematical Theory and Biological Applications of Diversity”, with £124,226 of the total £174,761 funds coming in to our University.

The aim of the project is to exchange knowledge and ideas between mathematics and the life sciences so this will mean Christina will be learning about the measurement of genetic and phylogenetic diversity, its application to measuring viral circulation for foot-and-mouth disease. (FMD) epidemiology, and how antigenic diversity measurement can help in vaccine seed strain selection for FMD control.