Daniel Streicker

Daniel Streicker studies the interaction of ecology, evolution, and epidemiology to reveal patterns of infectious disease transmission between species. His research uses a range of approaches including longitudinal field studies in wild bats, phylodynamics, machine learning, metagenomics, and epidemiological modelling. In Peru, Daniel uses bat and virus genetics to connect bats’ movements with the spread of the rabies virus. With this technique, he and his team are able to forecast outbreaks before they begin, providing valuable lead times for governments to take preventative actions, such as vaccinating humans and livestock ahead of outbreaks. Daniel is a research fellow and head of the Streicker Group at the University of Glasgow Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine.

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Animal-Borne Disease Detective