Research: Infectious Diseases

The Zoology Department houses a number of research groups working on the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases. The topics explored range from pathogen life-history strategies and corresponding host defences to the interaction of hosts and pathogens at a community level. We continue the tradition, initiated by Robert May, of using mathematical modelling techniques to understand these complex systems, and also have a strong representation in laboratory and field research. There is an emphasis, in most cases, on disease control as well as progress in basic biology.

Staff working in these areas include: Kevin Foster, Pete Gething, Charles Godfray, Ashleigh Griffin, Sunetra Gupta, Rosalind Harding, Aris Katzourakis, Kayla King, Gkikas Magiorkinis, Martin Maiden, Angela McLean, Pat Nuttall, Bridget Penman, Fred Piel, Oliver Pybus and Adrian Smith.