CEID Postdoc Ana Bento to host upcoming IDEAS Data Clinic

Ana Bento, a postdoctoral research associate with Pej Rohani at the Odum School of Ecology, will lead an intensive data clinic to held August 18-19, 2017. First-year graduate students who may or may not have any programming experience will be best served by this data clinic. This course will be introductory, student-centered active learning. It […]

CEID PhD student receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

David Vasquez is among a record-setting 20 from UGA to receive Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation in 2017. These highly competitive fellowships—only 2,000 were awarded out of more than 13,000 applicants nationwide—provide funding for three years of study and research for outstanding graduate students in science, technology, […]

Computational Modeling Workshop: May 15 – 19, 2017

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 […]

CEID at the 2017 Graduate Student Symposium and Recruitment Weekend

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 influence of host social system on parasite population (genetic) structure: lessons from a bat-ectoparasite comparative framework

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 […]

Available Postdoctoral Research Positions

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 […]

Influenza in Ducks and Water: A Multi-scale Analysis Seminar

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 […]

Pertussis Workshop

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 […]

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