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Ecology and evolution of infectious disease collaboration workshop

May 22 @ 9:00 am - May 23 @ 5:00 pm

This workshop aims to increase multidisciplinary international research collaborations in the community among scientists from the US, UK, Israel and China.

This workshop will bring together experts representing life sciences, mathematics and social science.

The event will result in the development of multidisciplinary connections that can aid in developing future funding bids focusing on prediction, prevention, and response to emerging diseases.

This may include:

  • generation of principles and conceptual frameworks that organise and inform the research leading to mathematical, computational and statistical models of infectious disease dynamics
  • generation of rigorously characterised and tested models that are of value to the scientific community and wider decision making
  • deepening of our understanding of complex infectious disease systems, including these drivers of transmission:
    • biological (human, animals and plants)
    • environmental
    • social
  • elucidation of general ecological and evolutionary principles with applications across multiple pathogens
  • better understanding of how infectious agents:
    • emerge as pathogens
    • adapt to hosts
    • interact with other microbial communities (such as microbiomes)
    • are transmitted between hosts

There will be a limited number of spaces available for UK delegates. Applications will be assessed, and outcomes will be communicated by the end of February 2024.


Wellcome Trust
London, NW1 2BE United Kingdom + Google Map