Kirby Institute Seminar Series presents
School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences, UNSW
About your speaker
Professor Mark Tanaka is a mathematical and computational biologist at UNSW. His research interests include modelling microbial evolution and analysing data from molecular epidemiology studies. Mark is currently an ARC Future Fellow, and Deputy Head of School (Director of Research) in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences.
Modern molecular technology can provide high resolution genetic information about pathogens. Interpreting genetic and genomic data requires an understanding of the population dynamics and evolution of microbial populations. Here, I will explore aspects of these dynamics, including steps towards connecting within-host and between-host processes.