This week-long workshop was designed to introduce students and health professionals to the emerging field of quantitative modeling as it relates to the dynamics of infectious diseases. Through a combination of lecture and laboratory practicums, students were exposed to the advanced techniques of statistics, computer science, and mathematics to help […]
On Friday, January 27, 2017, the Odum School of Ecology held its annual Graduate Student Symposium and Recruitment Weekend. The event, organized entirely by Ecology graduate students, featured informal talks on current student research, a keynote lecture by Dr. Elizabeth Sudduth, and an undergraduate poster session. Several members of the […]
The Population Biology of Infectious Diseases REU Site is a nine-week, NSF-funded, experiential learning program at the University of Georgia to train undergraduates in scientific methods at the intersections of quantitative and experimental studies in infectious disease biology. Participating students’ main activity will be research in one or more of […]
Dr. Jaap Van Schaik, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, gave a talk entitled, “The influence of host social system on parasite population (genetic) structure: lessons from a bat-ectoparasite comparative framework.” The abstract is as follows: Host sociality affects host-parasite dynamics directly and indirectly at both ecological and evolutionary […]
The newly formed Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases at the University of Georgia is seeking four postdoctoral research associates for four projects: Dengue virus serotype interactions Anticipating disease emergence Multi-scale dynamics of near-critical contagion processes Forecasting seasonal influenza The complete announcement can be found here. Direct all inquiries […]
Dr. Pej Rohani, of the Odum School of Ecology, gave a talk on “Evolution Vs Coevolution: Parasitism and constitutive defense costs to host life-history traits”. “Parasites exert a profound influence on the population and evolutionary ecology of their hosts and they have provided the impetus for the prodigious development of […]
Andreas Handel, an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia, gave a talk entitled, “Influenza in Ducks and Water: A Multi-scale Analysis Seminar”. From the annoucement: “Increasing evidence suggests that environmental persistence is an important component for the transmission dynamics of avian […]
Visiting lecturer Dr. Seyed Moghadas, an Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics at York University (Canada), gave a talk on pertussis, an important respiratory infection that causes considerable infants mortality worldwide. As incidence of pertussis have recently seen a marked rise in some developed countries, notwithstanding the presence of vaccination programs with […]
Claudia Pio Ferreira, Associate Professor of Biostatistics at Sao Paulo State University, visiting the Rohani lab and the Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases during July and August 2016 to work on the population dynamics of Dengue virus.
The closing symposium of the 2016 Population Biology of Infectious Diseases REU program will be held on Friday, July 22 from 9-11am in the Georgia Center for Continuing Education.