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Recent group members

Former members of the Epidemiology and Modelling Group with their first destinations after leaving

Ms Anne Bates, Senior Research Technician
Anne has moved labs and now works with Uta Paszkowski.

Dr Alex Cook, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics & Applied Probability, National University of Singapore
Formerly a Postdoctoral Research Associate working on the optimal design of experiments relating to epidemics.

Dr Wilfred Otten, Senior Lecturer, Biophysics of Soil Ecosystems, University of Abertay
Formerly senior research associate in soil physics working on testing an epidemiological framework to quantify the spatio-temporal dynamics of saprotrophic activity of soil-borne fungi.

Dr Adam Kleczkowski, Senior Lecturer, Department of Computing Science and Mathematics, University of Stirling
Formerly senior research associate modelling the influence of spatial and temporal heterogenities on dynamics of ecological and epidemiological systems.

Dr Stephen Parnell PDRA USDA Horticulture Laboratory, Fort Pierce, Florida
Formerly graduate student working on Modelling invasion of fungicide resistant strains in disease complexes

Dr David Claessen Veni Vidi Vici Fellowship, Netherlands. Formerly Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Modelling
Transgene-induced life history changes and the ecology of transgenic crops (Based in Rothamsted Research in joint project with Dr F. van den Bosch)

Dr Graeme Forster Research Associate, Orbis Investment, London
Formerly graduate student working on Dynamics and control of disease in populations: linking epidemiology and economic modelling

Isabelle Moltini
Formerly technical research assistant (DEFRA)

Dr Chad Pillinger Research Services Division, University of Cambridge
Formerly postdoctoral research associate in plant pathology working on an integrated epidemiological approach to evaluate control strategies and disease risk of Rhizoctonia in field vegetables

Dr Lara Jamieson MRC Statistics, University of Cambridge
Formerly research associate working on Markov chain Monte Carlo analysis of spatio-temporal disease maps

Dr Jonathan Ludlam PDRA Dept Chemistry, University of Cambridge
Formerly postdoctoral research associate testing an epidemiological framework to quantify the spatio-temporal dynamics of saprotrophic activity of soil-borne fungi

Dr Dawn Muddyman Plant Pathologist, UK Cereal Pathogen Virulence Survey (NIAB)
Formerly graduate student working on Chemical and biological control of the invasion of soil-borne fungal disease.(2001 - 2005)

Dr James Truscott Postdoctoral Research Associate (Imperial College)
Formerly postdoctoral research associate working on application of perturbation theory to temporal and spatio-temporal models for disease dynamics and spread of Rhizomania disease. (1998-2003)

Dr Adrian Stacey Computing consultant on robotics (Royston)
Formerly graduate student and postdoctoral research associate working on development of computer models for epidemiological analyses; modelling of fungalgrowth. (1997-2003)

Dr Paula Kantola Postdoctoral Research Assistant (University of Helsinki)
Formerly graduate student working on microcosms experiments of epidemics of Rhizoctonia solani

Dr Déirdre Hollingsworth Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Imperial College)
Formerly graduate student working on invasion and persistence of disease and other micro-organisms in crop environments.

Dr Richard Hall Postdoctoral Research Assistant (Environmental Science and Policy, UC Davis)
Formerly graduate student working on modelling invasion of fungicide resistant strains in heterogeneous crop environments

Dr Andrew ParkPDRA, Parasite Ecology Group, Dept Zoology, University of Cambridge Formerly postgraduate student funded by NERC working on temporal and spatial models for metapopulation dynamics involving fungal infection of plants.

Dr Simon Gubbins Mathematical Modeller, Veterinary Laboratory Agency
Formerly Junior Research Fellow, Churchill College working on epidemiology and modelling of plant disease with particular reference to biological control and pesticide resistance

Dr Jane White Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, University of Bath
Formerly, Wellcome Research Fellow, Department of Zoology, Cambridge, working on Development of reaction-diffusion-advection models for temporal and spatialdynamics of three species interactions involved in biocontrol of plant pathogens. (1997-1998)

Dr Chris Thornton Research Fellow in Plant Pathology at University of Exeter.
Formerly, BBSRC Postdoctoral Research Assistant on Use of monoclonal antibodies to detect and quantify populations of Rhizoctonia solani and Trichoderma viride. (Joint project with Dr F.M. Dewey, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford)

Dr Cerian Webb Mathematical Modeller, Veterinary Laboratory Agency
Formerly postgraduate student working on 1) Mathematical models of crop growth.(Jointly supervised with Dr A.R. Werker, Brooms Barn). 2) Modelling localdynamics of Polymyxa betae the vector of rhizomania disease. (Jointly supervised with Dr M.J.C. Asher, Broom's Barn) followed by period as Mathematical Modeller, Veterinary Laboratory Agency.

Barrie Goddard Computer Officer, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Cambridge.
Responsible for computer maintenance, graphics and data preparation as well as mycological experimentation Assists with spatial and temporal modelling project.

Dr David Jaccoud Lecturer in Plant Pathology, Universidade Estadual de Ponta Grossa, Brazil
Formerly, affiliated postgraduate student working at N.I.A.B. on RAPD methods for detection of seed-borne pathogens of soyabean

Dr Kai Schmidt Affiliated Researcher University of Bonn
Formerly PDRA funded by MAFF on models for crop growth in relation to soil water and nitrogen response. (Joint project with Dr R. Sylvester-Bradley ADAS, Soil Science Group.)

Dr Mette Creaser PDRA Dept Department of Applied and Molecular Ecology, University of Adelaide Formerly postgraduate student working on use of molecular and other methods to quantify the behaviour of pathogens and microbial antagonists in the rhizosphere and bulk soil.

Dr Keith Briggs Senior Research Associate BT Research Laboratories, Martlesham Heath
Formerly PDRA funded by BBSRC on estimation of parameters of ecological models (Joint project with G.J.S. Ross, Statistics Department, IACR, Rothamsted Experimental Station)

Dr Jonathan Swinton NERC Advanced Research Fellow, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge
Formerly PDRA on Dutch elm disease and seal distemper virus. Epidemics in spatially structured populations

Dr Deborah Long Mathematical Analyst in Merchant Bank
Formerly postgraduate student working on analysis and prediction of nonlinear dynamics in biological control of plant pathogens.

Kirsty Harris Research scientist in soil science, Scottish Crop Research Institute
Former technical research assistant working on thin section analysis Thin section analysis of fungal growth in soil, working at Scottish Crops Research Institute in connection with the joint project with Dr Wilfred Otten, at Cambridge and Dr Iain Young and Dr Karl Ritz at SCRI. Based at SCRI.

Dr Gemma Biran Patent Lawyer
Formerly postgraduate student working on biological control of soil-borne nematodes. Joint project with Professor B.R. Kerry, IACR Rothamsted.

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