"Understanding emerging infections" with Prof Angela McLean

Past Event

12 November 2015, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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

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New emerging infections can pose huge global risks to health, with potentially devastating societal and economic impacts. In this seminar, Professor Angela McLean, Director of the Institute for Emerging Infections, will look at how new pathogens adapt as they spread, and how we can improve the development of new treatments and strategies to target infectious disease.

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About the speaker

Professor Angela McLean is Director of the Institute for Emerging Infections at the Oxford Martin School, and Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Disease. She studied mathematics at Oxford followed by a PhD in biomathematics at Imperial College, London, and joined the Mathematical Biology Group at the National Institute for Medical Research at Mill Hill. She returned to Oxford as a Royal Society University Research Fellow in 1990 and took a secondment to the Institut Pasteur in Paris in 1994. In 1998 Angela became Head of Mathematical Biology at the BBSRC’s Institute for Animal Health. Returning to Oxford in 2000 she became Professor of Mathematical Biology in 2004. Since 1st October 2008, she has been a Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College. She was elected to the Royal Society in 2009, and was awarded the Royal Society's Gabor Medal in 2011.

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.