Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) Workshop

17 to 19 Jun 2019, 09:00-17:00
International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS), Edinburgh

First announcement:

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases (EEID) at ICMS, Edinburgh: 17-19 June 2019.

Aim: The US National Science Foundation will be announcing Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases 2019 solicitation later this year. For info - a link to the 2018 solicitation is at: https://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2018/nsf18581/nsf18581.pdf)

UKRI funders (BBSRC, EPSRC, ESRC, NERC and MRC) are keen that mathematical and social sciences (broadly interpreted) should be fully involved in UK proposals seeking to better understand the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases and have asked ICMS and the Newton Institute to coordinate a meeting with practitioners and theorists (including biologists, social scientists, ecologists, mathematicians, infectious disease scientists [plants, animals, humans and the environment], clinicians and veterinarians from the UK, China, Israel and the US) to develop partnerships that would work together to develop transdisciplinary proposals for the next EEID solicitation. The call is expected to close in November, hence the short notice.

Participants: The meeting will involve up to 80 participants. There will be a call for participants from all the relevant communities in the middle of May.

More details will be available shortly.