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CCDD ID Epi Seminar Series
March 31st @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Talk title: Evolutionary drivers of antibiotic resistance in Pseudomonas aeruginosa populations from critically ill patients
Presenter: Craig MacLean, Professor of Evolution and Microbiology at the University of Oxford, Department of Zoology.
Professor Craig MacLean has a longstanding interest in understanding how ecological and genetic processes interact to drive adaptation in microbial populations. His doctoral research at McGill University (2000-2004) investigated the causes of metabolic adaptive radiation in Pseudomonas fluorescens using experimental evolution. His postdoctoral work at Imperial College London (2005-2007) investigated metabolic cooperation and competition in yeasts. Prof. MacLean moved to Oxford as a lecturer in the Department of Zoology in 2007 and was able to establish his own research group when he was awarded a University Research Fellowship from the Royal Society in 2009. Early research in the MacLean lab focused on studying the evolutionary drivers of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria using a combination of experimental evolution, genomics, and mathematical modelling. More recently, they have shifted the emphasis of their work to studying the drivers of resistance in clinical settings.
About the series: Each spring, the CCDD hosts a seminar series featuring experts presenting the latest research in infectious disease epidemiology and modeling. The ID Epi Seminar Series aims to bring in speakers from various disciplines within infectious disease epidemiology, broadly defined to include the population biology of pathogens and other allied topics. Seminars will be held on Thursdays at 1pm ET between February 10th and May 12th with the exception of March 17th. Recordings of presentations will be made publicly available unless indicated otherwise on the event page.