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Joint BCDD/Comp Biol/Maths/LifeSpace Seminar: Dr Paddy Brock

Event date: 
Wednesday, 23 November, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00
Event location: 
Murray Seminar Room
Event speaker: 
Dr Paddy Brock

Dr Paddy Brock collaborated with the artist duo boredomresearch on their generative work AfterGlow. He used statistical and mechanistic models to assess transmission-blocking interventions from malaria and the dynamics of co-infection between HIV and HPV (human papillomavirus). This research was used for the development of the animation that is on display in LifeSpace for the entire duration of the exhibition. During the seminar, Dr Paddy Brock will discuss this project, but moreover elaborate on his current research at the institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow.

In Glasgow, Brock investigates disease transmission, particularly in multi-host systems that involve wildlife. He is working on a project funded by the Environmental & Social Ecology of Human Infectious Diseases (ESEI) programme on the zoonotic malaria Plasmodium knowlesi, as part of a team integrating analysis tools from ecology and epidemiology. His current project will be central to this joint BCDD/Comp Biol/Maths/LifeSpace Seminar.