18th Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases meeting
In the tradition of previous EEID meetings, we will continue to explore the diversity of diseases featuring the usual parasite suspects across a wide range of host species. Four scientific themes will be addressed:
1. Diversity of host resistance to pathogens
Several different host strategies can evolve to resist pathogens. Can we use this diversity to limit pathogen spread and evolution? In this session we will explore the dynamics of this diversity, its impact on pathogen epidemiology and potential counter-defenses in the pathogen population.
Jean-Benoit Morel, Montpellier, France
Anne Chevallereau, Exeter, UK
2. Disease control: epidemiological, ecological and evolutionary consequences
Different control strategies (vaccination, drugs…) can be used to control infectious diseases. What are the epidemiological and evolutionary consequences of these interventions? In this session we will discuss how to optimise control strategies.
Jessica Metcalf, Princeton, USA
Scott Nuismer, Idaho, USA
3. The crazy life of microbes
Many pathogens have evolved complex transmission strategies and/or life cycles. How do pathogens evolve these odd transmission strategies and what are the consequences for epidemiological and evolutionary dynamics? In this session we will explore the diversity of pathogen life histories and their (co)evolutionary origins.
Stéphane Blanc, Montpellier, France
Kimberley Seed, Berkeley, USA
4. Using genomics and immunity to infer pathogen dynamics
Genomics and serological studies provide new data on pathogens. Can we use this data to learn about the ecology and the evolution of infectious diseases? In this session we will explore how genomics and immunity profiles can help understand past epidemics and prevent future ones.
Tanja Stadler, Zurich, Switzerland
Henrik Salje, Cambridge, UK