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Spatiotemporal dynamics of Streptococcus pneumoniae

My research is towards understanding global spatiotemporal dynamics of Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcal) populations. The migratory pathways and connectivity of pneumococcal populations has implications for estimating the geographic impact of emerging phenotypes and can inform prevention and treatment strategies. To understand the geographic migration and evolution of the pneumococcus I use Bayesian and likelihood-free modelling approaches incorporating genomic and other data types.