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29 May

University of Glasgow, Graham Kerr Building, Lecture Theatre 1

14:00 – Pre-conference seminar – Helen Eaton (Royal Society Publishing) – Selecting and submitting to a scientific journal


Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road

18:30 – Welcoming Reception

20:30 Pub: Curlers Rest, 260 Byres Rd.


30 May

University of Glasgow, Sir Charles Wilson Building

8:00 – Registration

9:00 – Welcoming remarks


Session 1: Interventions and real world applications of disease ecology and evolution

Chair: Sarah Cleaveland

Q&A: Jordan Bone & Luca Neilli

9:15 – Chris Dye – What will it take to end TB

9:45 – Petra Klepac – Contagion! BBC4 Pandemic – The power of citizen science

10:00 – Luke McNally – Focussing on resistance to front-line drugs is the most effective way to combat the antimicrobial resistance crisis

10:15 – Katie Hampson – How understanding transmission dynamics can inform the elimination of dog-mediated rabies

10:30 – Coffee break – Glasgow University Union

11:15 – Rosie Woodroffe – Badgering: the science, policy, and politics of managing cattle TB

11:45 – Mafalda Viana – Transmission dynamics of two canine viruses at the wildlife-domestic interface

12:00 – Andrew Wargo – Vaccine impacts on pathogen co-infection dynamics

12:15 – Issa Lyimo – Impact of host species and interventions on the host choice, fitness and species composition of African malaria vectors and prospects of their control

12:30 – Lunch


Session 2: Host shifts and disease emergence

Chair: Roman Biek

Q&A: Alice Broos & Maude Jacquot

14:00 – Lena Wilfert – A new vector rocks the hive: knock-on community-level effects of host switching

14:30 – Eloise Stephenson – Interpreting human notification rates of Australia’s most common arbovirus, Ross River virus, through an ecological lens

14:45 – Lauren Shoemaker – Viral manipulation of vector dispersal behavior in a multi-host framework: Combining experiments and models

15:00 – Ben Longdon – Virus host shifts

15:15 – Coffee break  – Glasgow University Union

16:00 – Jamie Lloyd Smith – Most pandemics are zoonoses, but most zoonoses do not cause pandemics

16:30 –  Pablo Murcia – Evolution hampers influenza emergence in horses despite frequent interspecies transmission from wild birds

16:45 – Sandra Telfer – Plague in Madagascar: the role of different hosts in heterogeneous and changing landscapes

17:00 – Sebastien Calvignac-Spencer – Evolutionary timescales and host switches of dsDNA viruses infecting hominines

17:15 – Poster teaser session 1

17:45 – Poster session 1 – Glasgow University Union

18:30 – Teaching EEID Special Session (Glasgow University Union)


Pub suggestions: Brel (43 Ashton Lane); Innis and Gunn Beer Kitchen (44 Ashton Lane); Ubiquitous Chip (12 Ashton Lane), The Gardener (24 Ashton Lane)


31 May


University of Glasgow, Sir Charles Wilson Building

Session 3: Genomics and big data in disease ecology and evolution

Chair: Daniel Streicker

Q&A: Jordan Bone & Luca Neilli

9:15 – Christophe Fraser – From transmission to evolution: HIV modelling and genomes

9:45 – Simon Babayan – Machine learning and biological inference: where we stand and where we are heading

10:00 – Patrick Dolan – High-resolution insertion-deletion mapping reveals new dimensions of RNA virus adaptation

10:15 – Hannah Trewby – Using pathogen genome data to uncover habitat-specific contributions to landscape-level persistence of infection

10:30 – Coffee break – Glasgow University Union

11:15 – Kat Holt – Genomic insights into the evolution and spread of antimicrobial resistance

11:45 – Philip Schwabl – Parallel sexual and parasexual population genomic structure in Trypanosoma cruzi

12:00 – Ana Bento – Integrating parallel data streams to identify drivers of B. pertussis resurgence

12:15 – Nuno Faria – Genomic and epidemiological monitoring of yellow fever virus transmission potential

12:30 – Lunch


Session 4: Within host pathogen dynamics: co-infection to wild immunity

Chair: Simon Babayan

Q&A: Alice Broos & Maude Jacquot

14:00 – Marco Vignuzzi  – Monitoring, predicting and altering the evolution of RNA virus populations

14:30 – Cara Brook  – Quantifying within-host signatures of resistance and tolerance in bat reservoirs for emerging viral zoonoses

14:45 – Tsukushi Kamiya  – Bridging immunology and within-host ecology: a network approach predicts host immune responses to malaria infection

15:00 – Amy Sweeny – Nutrition supplementation alters parasite community composition in a wild mouse population

15:15 – Coffee break – Glasgow University Union

16:00 – Ann Tate – The dynamics of immunological plasticity under the threat of multiple infections

16:30 – Dana Hawley – Incomplete host immunity favors the evolution of virulence in an emergent songbird pathogen

16:45 – Mark Viney – The Immune State of Wild Mice, Mus musculus domesticus (part 1)

17:00 – Eleanor Riley – The Immune State of Wild Mice, Mus musculus domesticus (part 2)

17:15 – Poster teaser session 2

17:45 – Poster session 2 – Glasgow University Union


19:30 – Closing Dinner and Ceidlih – Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum


1 June

Hike – Busses departing every 30 mins from 9am from the Wolfson Medical School Building. The first and third busses (9am and 10am) will stop for a distillery tour before returning to Glasgow see Hike page.


2-3 June

British Ecological Society Training Workshop – Statistical Methods in Disease Ecology and Evolution – Register here