DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICAL & STATISTICAL
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY SEMINAR
MONDAY February 23, 2004
Dr. Troy Day
Departments of Mathematics & Biology
I will discuss a general mathematical framework for modeling the evolutionary dynamics of pathogen virulence. The approach includes the effects of within-host mutation and superinfection, as well as the evolutionary and epidemiological dynamics at the population level. I will illustrate how the models can be extended to consider the evolution of multiple pathogen traits, and then use these results to explore the evolutionary implications of medical interventions for newly emerging infectious diseases such as SARS.
This seminar is partially funded by the Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences (PIMS)