Dr Alex Best - Infectious Disease Dynamics Group

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September - Welcome to two new PhD students! Charlotte Ward will be working on models of climate sensitive infections. Laminu Idris will be co-supervised by me working on some epidemiological models.

July - Alex is at the GRC Microbial Population Biology meeting at Proctor Academy, giving a talk on 'Ecological drivers of host-pathogen coevolution'.

July - Charlotte and Caterina are both at MMEE in London, with Charlotte giving a talk.

April - Charlotte and Alex gave talks at the Modelling Biological Evolution conference in Leicester.

March - Jaspreet's revisions have now been accepted so she is officially Dr Toor!

March - Alex and colleagues have a paper out in Evolutionary Ecology Research on 'The evolution of host defence when parasites impact reproduction.'

January - Congratulations to Jaspreet on passing her viva (subject to minor corrections)! She has the accolade of being our group's first completed PhD student!

November - We are advertising a PhD studentship on `Modelling climate sensitive infections in Arctic populations'. Email Alex for more info.

October - Congratulations to Jaspreet for submitting her thesis! She has now moved to Imperial College as a postdoc. She'll be back in Sheffield soon for her viva.

September - Welcome to Caterina Vitale who joins the group as a PhD student. She'll be working on models to understand the impact of community interactions on host-parasite evolution, and will be co-supervised by Angus Buckling and Mike Boots.

September - Alex has come to the end of his Leverhulme fellowship and has now been appointed a lecturer.

July - Alex and Jaspreet will both be giving talks at the ESMTB Nottingham conference.

March - Jaspreet and Alex's paper on 'Evolution of host defence against multiple enemy populations' is now out in Am. Nat.

January - Alex had a great week visiting Prof. Mike Boots at UC Berkeley.