Program / Speakers

Keynote speakersEEID 2021

We will explore the diversity of diseases featuring the usual parasite suspects across a wide range of host species.

Each afternoon we will have two keynote speakers on a given topic:

14th June: 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.

15h00 CET Stéphane Blanc
Montpellier, France

16h00 CET Kimberley Seed
Berkeley, US


15th June: 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.

15h00 CET Jean-Benoit Morel
Montpellier, France

16h00 CET Anne Chevallereau
Paris, France


16th June: 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.

15h00 CET Katrina Lythgoe
Oxford, UK

16h00 CET Henrik Salje
Cambridge, UK


17th June: 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.

15h00 CET Jessica Metcalf
Princeton, US

16h00 CET Scott Nuismer
Idaho, US