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Prof Matthew Baylis BA (Oxon). D.Phil. (Oxon)

Oxenhale Chair of Veterinary Epidemiology Epidemiology and Population Health

Research

Vector-borne diseases
Culicoides biting midges (credit: Archibald and Denison, Pirbright Institute)
Culicoides biting midges (credit: Archibald and Denison, Pirbright Institute)

CURRENT LIVE GRANTS

Impact of El Niño on malaria vector dynamics in Tanzania: observation, improvement and unleashing forecasting potential
NERC
£291,098
2016-2017

Zika: susceptibility of South American and European vectors to ZIKV infection, and influence of temperature
MRC
£145, 769
2016-2017

Vector-borne diseases in the UK & US: common threats and shared solutions
BBSRC US Partnering Award
£50,000
2016-2020

Vector competence of British mosquitoes to flaviviruses
BBSRC
£501,712
2013-2016

Improving projections for the future of bluetongue and its vectors under scenarios of climate and environmental change
BBSRC Invertebrate Pests and Disease Vectors call
£1,141,506 of £1,275K
2013-2017

Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging Infections and Zoonoses
NIHR
£3.9M
2014–2019
Lead of Vector theme

Climate change and health

Enhanced Infectious Diseases Database (EID2)Big Data approaches to host-pathogen mapping: EID2 – an open-access, taxonomically- and spatially-referenced database of pathogens and their hosts
BBSRC
£186,795
2016-2017

Improving the control of liver fluke infection in cattle in the UK
BBSRC-IPA
£552,790
2013-2017
CO-I

Epidemiology of TSEs
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CURRENT GRANTS - NONE

Research Grants
  • Understanding the emergence of variant infectious bronchitis virus in chickens in UK and India: shared control strategies
  • The Tick Cell Biobank: outposts in Asia, Africa and South America
  • The Tick Cell Biobank - a UK and international biological resource
  • 2014 allocation - Wellcome ISSF non clinical fellowships
  • Impact of El Niño on malaria vector dynamics in Tanzania and Malawi: observation improvement and unleashing forecasting potential
  • Big Data approaches to host-pathogen mapping: EID2 - an open-access, taxonomically- and spatially-referenced database of pathogens and their hosts
  • US Partnering Award: Vector-borne diseases in the UK & US: common threats and shared solutions
  • Zika: susceptibility of vectors to infection and influence of temperature on the extrinsic incubation period
  • Mosquitoes and the spread of arboviruses: What is the threat to UK horses?
  • Health Protection Research Unit: Emerging Infections (including zoonoses) and Biological Threats.
  • Improving projections for the future of bluetongue and its vectors under scenarios of climate and environmental change
  • Vector competence of British mosquitoes to flaviviruses.
  • Emergence of Japanese encephalitis in the highlands of Nepal
  • Surveillance in backyard poultry in Oman for select agents of poultry - Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus and Newcastle Disease virus.
  • Innovative and Sustainable Strategies to Mitigate the Imact of Global Change on Helminth Infections in Ruminants - GLOWORM
  • The epidemiology of liver fluke in dairy farms
  • Improving the control of liver fluke infection in cattle in the UK
  • Vaccines against helmiths infections - PARAVAC
  • The threat of African horse sickness virus in the UK: furthering our understanding of vector biology and how best to protect horses in the event of an outbreak.
  • Quantifying Weather and Climate Impacts on Health in Developing Countries (QWeCI)
  • What, where and weather? Integrating open-source taxonomic, spatial and climatologic information into a comprehensive database of livestock infections.
  • Risk assessment of the impact of climate change on human health and well-being
  • Predicting the effects of climate change on infectious diseases of animals
Research Collaborations

Jolyon Medlock

Project: HPRU in Emerging and Zoonotic Infections
External: Public Health England

Joint supervision of Phds.
Theme leads for Vector Biology

Steve Torr

Project: HPRU Emerging and Zoonotic Infections
External: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Joint supervision of Phds.
Theme leads for Vector Biology

Greg Hurst

Internal

Andrew Morse

Internal

Tom Solomon

Internal

Diana Williams

Internal


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