Darwin Day 2018: The ecology and evolution of infectious diseases

Welcome to the annual Darwin Day celebration at the University of Oslo! This open event is for everybody interested in science and history. All are welcome! Lectures by C. Jessica E. Metcalf, Carla Saleh, Dieter Ebert, Olivia Roth and Sophie Vanwambeke. The event is part of the Oslo Life Science Conference 12–15 February 2018.

The talks will be accessible and of interest to biologists and non-biologists alike.

You will find an the program below, and abstracts and biographical information at this link.


10:15 Introduction

Nils Chr. Stenseth (Homepage)
Chair of CEES

Evolving immunity, across fast to slow life-cycles

C. Jessica E. Metcalf (Homepage)
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, USA

Unravelling the coevolution of pregnancy and immune defence

Olivia Roth (Homepage)
GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes Research Group: Parental Investment and Immune Dynamics), Germany

Does host-parasite coevolution generate genetic diversity?

Dieter Ebert (Homepage)
Universität Basel, Zoological Institute, Basel, Switzerland

12:45-13:25 Break

Frightful flyers: How to deal with mosquitoes carrying emerging viruses?

Carla Saleh (Homepage)
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

(Updated*) From functional ecology to human risk of infection: Examples around tick-borne diseases in Belgium and Norway

Sophie Vanwambeke (Homepage)
Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

15:10 End

* Unfortunately Sarah Reece University of Edinburgh, UK, had to cancel her talk "Once upon a time: The role of circadian rhythms in malaria infection". We are grateful that Sophie Vanwambeke from Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium steps in on short notice!

The event is part of the Oslo Life Science Conference 12–15 February 2018.


Published June 29, 2017 11:22 AM - Last modified Mar. 9, 2021 9:41 AM