Professorial Inaugural Lecture - Rachel Norman

05 Mar ‘14


3.00PM - 4.00PM

Venue: Lecture Theatre B3, Cottrell Building, University of Stirling

The School of Natural Sciences and the department of Aquaculture invites you to the professorial inaugural lecture of Professor Rachel Norman:

"Using marvellous mathematics to model patterns in parasite populations"

Many parasites have fascinating and complicated life cycles, from those who have reproduce like Russian dolls through to those needing several different hosts in order to complete their life cycles. As well as being biologically interesting they are often important because of the health risks they pose and their related economic impact. Mathematical modelling allows us to make predictions about how parasite populations change over time and how we might control them. This talk will introduce some basic ideas about how to model parasite populations before looking in a bit more detail at some of my favourite parasites and their population dynamics before discussing the importance of these parasites and modelling techniques in the context of food security.

RSVP: Book a place with Jacqueline McLaren email: jacqueline.mclaren@stir.ac.uk

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