Biology Research Groups
The Faria group aims to determine the impact of ecological and epidemiological drivers on the historical spread of rapidly evolving viruses across spatial scales, mobility networks and social groups, and to incorporate metrics of human movement to infer present patterns of virus diversity and transmission.
Sunetra's main area of interest is the evolution of diversity in pathogens, with particular reference to the infectious disease agents that are responsible for malaria, influenza and bacterial meningitis.
Aris' research interests include viral evolution, genome evolution, and mobile genetic element evolution. This research is primarily focussed on studying the long term evolutionary biology of viruses.
The Maiden group is a group of scientists and clinicians committed to reducing the global impact of bacterial infectious diseases.
Angela's research interests lie in the use of mathematical models to aid our understanding of the evolution and spread of infectious agents. This encompasses modelling of the dynamics of infections and immune responses within individual hosts as well as models of the spread of infections from one host to another.
Oliver investigates the evolutionary and ecological dynamics of infectious diseases, particularly rapidly-evolving viruses. He also develops new methods of genetic analysis based on phylogenetic, phylodynamic and population genetic theory.
Adrian's research is focussed on understanding the basis of immunity to infectious challenge and includes studies of immune mechanisms that operate in different vertebrate species (particularly birds and mammals).
Rachel's research takes a One Health approach to tackling tuberculosis in humans and cattle, with a focus on vaccine design and evaluation. Current interests include immune mechanisms/correlates of protection, characterising functional antibody responses following vaccination, and novel antigen discovery.