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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 & RECENT GRANTS

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

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

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

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

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
PI

Health Protection Research Unit in Emerging Infections and Zoonoses
NIHR
£3.9M
2014–2019
Co-I; 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
PI

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

One Health

One Health Regional Network in the Horn of Africa (HORN).
RCUK/BBSRC
£8.8m
2017-2021HORN website

Research Grants

The role of heartwater (Ehrlichia ruminantium infection) in Acute Camel Death Syndrome in Kenya

DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY (BEIS) (UK)

January 2019 - April 2020

Transitions to resilience and sustainability through UK dairy systems and supply chain innovation

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

January 2018 - December 2021

Vector excreta surveillance to support the rapid detection of vector-borne diseases.

MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (MRC)

July 2017 - June 2019

One Health Research Network for the Horn of Africa (HORN)

DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY (BEIS) (UK)

October 2017 - December 2021

Understanding the emergence of variant infectious bronchitis virus in chickens in UK and India: shared control strategies

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

July 2017 - July 2020

The Tick Cell Biobank: outposts in Asia, Africa and South America

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

July 2017 - June 2020

The Tick Cell Biobank - a UK and international biological resource

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

July 2017 - June 2022

2014 allocation - Wellcome ISSF non clinical fellowships

WELLCOME TRUST (UK)

May 2015 - October 2018

Impact of El Niño on malaria vector dynamics in Tanzania and Malawi: observation improvement and unleashing forecasting potential

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

April 2016 - December 2017

Big Data approaches to host-pathogen mapping: EID2 - an open-access, taxonomically- and spatially-referenced database of pathogens and their hosts

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

October 2016 - March 2018

US Partnering Award: Vector-borne diseases in the UK & US: common threats and shared solutions

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

July 2016 - July 2020

Zika: susceptibility of vectors to infection and influence of temperature on the extrinsic incubation period

DEPARTMENT FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY (BEIS) (UK)

April 2016 - September 2017

MIDGESYM - Symbiotic bacteria in midges: understanding their role in determining vector competence and transmission of viruses

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

August 2015 - July 2017

Mosquitoes and the spread of arboviruses: What is the threat to UK horses?

THE HORSE TRUST (UK)

September 2014 - August 2017

Health Protection Research Unit: Emerging Infections (including zoonoses) and Biological Threats.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (UK) (NIHR)

April 2014 - March 2020

Improving projections for the future of bluetongue and its vectors under scenarios of climate and environmental change

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

March 2013 - March 2018

Vector competence of British mosquitoes to flaviviruses.

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

November 2013 - November 2017

Emergence of Japanese encephalitis in the highlands of Nepal

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

June 2013 - December 2015

Surveillance in backyard poultry in Oman for select agents of poultry - Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus and Newcastle Disease virus.

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE (UK)

October 2012 - March 2014

Innovative and Sustainable Strategies to Mitigate the Imact of Global Change on Helminth Infections in Ruminants - GLOWORM

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

January 2012 - December 2014

The epidemiology of liver fluke in dairy farms

TESCO PLC (UK)

October 2012 - September 2014

Improving the control of liver fluke infection in cattle in the UK

AGRISEARCH (UK) (IRE), BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC), DAIRYCO (UK), EBLEX (UK), HYBU CIG CYMRU MEAT PROMOTION WALES (UK), QUALITY MEAT SCOTLAND (UK)

October 2013 - February 2019

Vaccines against helmiths infections - PARAVAC

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

April 2011 - March 2015

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.

HORSERACE BETTING LEVY BOARD (UK)

January 2012 - January 2016

Quantifying Weather and Climate Impacts on Health in Developing Countries (QWeCI)

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

February 2010 - September 2013

What, where and weather? Integrating open-source taxonomic, spatial and climatologic information into a comprehensive database of livestock infections.

BIOTECHNOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE RESEARCH COUNCIL (BBSRC)

December 2012 - November 2013

Risk assessment of the impact of climate change on human health and well-being

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL (NERC)

April 2009 - April 2012

Predicting the effects of climate change on infectious diseases of animals

LEVERHULME TRUST (UK)

October 2007 - March 2013

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