"The ecological dynamics of hantavirus disease in China: from environmental variability to disease prevention” with Dr Huaiyu Tian

Past Event

07 October 2019, 12:15pm - 1:15pm

Lecture Theatre, Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street (corner of Holywell and Catte Streets), Oxford, OX1 3BD

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Zoonoses are increasingly recognised as an important burden on global public health in the 21st century. High-resolution, long-term field studies are critical for assessing both the baseline and future risk scenarios in a world of rapid changes.

Using a three-decade-long field study on hantavirus, a rodent-borne zoonotic pathogen distributed worldwide, coupled with epidemiological data from an endemic area of China, Huaiyu will show that the shift in the ecological dynamics of Hantaan virus was closely linked to environmental fluctuations at the human-wildlife interface.

Tian Huaiyu

Dr Huaiyu Tian
Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease

Dr Huaiyu Tian is an Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease in the College of Global Change and Earth System Science at the Beijing Normal University, China and Oxford Martin Visiting Fellow on the Oxford Martin Programme on Pandemic Genomics.

His inter-disciplinary research focuses on the mechanistic processes that link biological and ecological change to disease dynamics. His lab combines geo-spatial computing, field surveillance, molecular epidemiology, and ecological modelling.