For this month’s member spotlight, we caught up with Nicole Mideo, an associate professor in the department of ecology and evolutionary biology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, to talk about her work using mathematical modelling to study parasites like the ones that cause malaria.
Less than three months since it launched, the monkeypox rapid research response led by the University of Toronto’s Emerging and Pandemic Infections Consortium (EPIC) and three partner hospitals is generating results that could help curb transmission of the virus. Modelling work describes how to optimize the initial rollout of a limited vaccine supply to prevent the most infections while other studies focus on the risk of environmental transmission.
September 19 to 25 marks Science Literacy Week in Canada, an opportunity to showcase how science, discovery and ingenuity shape our lives. The theme for Science Literacy Week 2022 is mathematics so we decided to sit down with two young scientists to talk about mathematical modelling of infectious diseases and their own personal work in that area.