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Department of Plant Sciences


Dr Jeff Reid, Independent Consultant
Modelling in relation to African plant health

Dr Matthew Parry, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Otago, New Zealand
Bayesian methods for parameter estimation of emerging epidemics

Alex Ferris, Bioengineering Ph.D. student, Stanford University and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Intern
Modelling within-field dynamics and surveillance for cassava disease