Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases: Partnership Building Workshop

17-19 June 2019

ICMS, The Bayes Centre, 47 Potterrow, Edinburgh EH8 9BT

The Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Councils on behalf of the UK Research and Innovation is working with Economic and Social Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council and Medical Research Council to convene this workshop to foster partnerships between mathematical, computational and social scientists with life scientists interested in infectious diseases of humans, animal and plants  e.g. biologists, ecologists, natural scientists, plant scientists, clinicians and veterinarians etc. from the UK, China, Israel and the US.  

This event will underpin the formation of transdisciplinary international partnership that would work together to submit bi-, tri- and/or tetra-lateral grant applications for the next Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases solicitation.

For information, last year’s EEID solicitation can be found here
(https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18581/nsf18581.htm)

The Objectives of the workshop are to:
·         Promoting  links with researchers from other discipline/country
·         Developing a richer understanding of the EEID research landscape in other countries
·         Providing a platform for discussing key research gaps and opportunities in EEID


Facilitating transdisciplinary collaboration with the aim of getting better research outcomes from new mathematics and social sciences research in our funded programmes.

Participation


Registration is open, to apply for a place at the workshop, please complete the registration form, avalaiable via this link.

The deadline for registration is 31 May 2019.

Applicants will be advised by 05 June 2019 whether their application has been successful.

Programme:

The programme is shown below. There may be some small changes, but start and finish times are anticipated to remain the same.

Monday 17 June 2019

10:00-10:30

Registration & coffee

10:30-11:00

Sadhana Sharma (BBSRC)
Welcome and Introduction

11:00-11.45

Mark Woolhouse (University of Edinburgh)
Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases

11:45-13:00

Breakout Group Discussion: High-level transdisciplinary Challenges and Opportunities in EEID

13:00-14:15

Lunch

14:15-16:30

Introduction of Delegates

16:30-17:00

Tea & coffee

17:00 -17:30

Adam Kleczkowski (University of Strathclyde)
Role of Big Data, Machine Learning

17:30-18:00

Introduction of Delegates ctd

18:00-18:30

Day 1 Reflection and Discussion

18:30-19:30

Informal Welcome Reception

 

Tuesday 18 June 2019

09:30-09:45

Welcome and Day 1 Summary

09:45-10.15

Role of Mathematical Modelling

10.15-10.45

Role of Social Science

10.45-11.30

Tea & coffee

11:30-12:00

Role of Statistics

12:00-12:30

Beth Purse (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)
Inter-disciplinary socio-ecological approaches and co-production of decision support tools

12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-15:00

What capacity/ capabilities/partnerships are needed to address the Challenges and Opportunities identified in the session 1?

15:00-15:45

Feedback

15:45-16:30

Tea & Coffee

16:30-18:00

Themes & Groupings

19:00

Workshop Dinner at Blonde Restuarant

 

Wednesday 19 June 2019

09:00-09:15

Welcome & Summary so far

09:15-11:30

Synthesis of Challenge

11:30-12:30

Discussion

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:00

Sadhana Sharma (BBSRC)
Wrap up and next steps

15:00

End of Workshop