Title: The Effects of Immune Selection on the Population Dynamics of Pathogens
Speaker: Sunetra Gupta, University of Oxford
Date: March 5, 2007 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Location: DIMACS Center, CoRE Bldg, Room 431, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
I will discuss, mainly with reference to the malaria parasite, the meningococcus and the influenza virus, how host immune selection influences their population dynamics - leading, in certain cases, to the stable coexistence of multiple discrete antigenic types and, in others, to the sequential replacement of dominant strains.
see: DIMACS Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology Seminar Series 2006 - 2007