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CCDD ID Epi Seminar Series
April 21st, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Talk title: Molecular and Genomic Surveillance to Support Malaria Control and Elimination
Presenter: Cristian Koepfli, Assistant Professor at the Eck Institute for Global Health and Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame.
Dr. Cristian Koepfli has obtained his PhD at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute working on Plasmodium vivax epidemiology and population genetics. He then moved to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Australia as a postdoc, where he worked closely with the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research on malaria epidemiology projects. After a brief stay at the University of California Irvine, he started his lab at the University of Notre Dame in 2018. His work focusses on the use of molecular and genomic tools to to study P. falciparum and P. vivax epidemiology. He works closely with research institutions and malaria control programs in multiple African countries to support control and elimination efforts.
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.