Dr Alex Best

Position: Lecturer
Home page: http://abest.staff.shef.ac.uk
Telephone: (0114) 2223749
Office: G27b Hicks building
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MAS212 Scientific Computing and Simulation Information Home page
MAS286 Mathematics and Statistics in Action Information uses MOLE
MAS316 Mathematical modelling of natural systems Information Home page (also MOLE)
MAS377 Mathematical Biology Information uses MOLE
MAS414 Mathematical Modelling of Natural Systems Information Home page (also MOLE)
MAS6446 Mathematical methods and modelling of natural systems Information  


Interests: Mathematical biology; Evolutionary dynamics; Population dynamics
Research group: Mathematical Biology


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2016 - Current: Lecturer, SoMaS, University of Sheffield
2013 - 2016 : Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow, SoMaS, University of Sheffield
2012 - 2012 : Associate Research Fellow, Biosciences, University of Exeter
2010 - 2011 : Postodctoral Research Associate, Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield
2006 - 2010 : PhD, Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield

Research interests:

I am a mathematical biologist who uses theoretical models to investigate the dynamics of infectious disease systems. I use tools from dynamical systems theory to explore disease dynamics at a range of scales. My research interests include:
  • models of host-parasite coevolution;
  • spatial structure in epidemic/evolutionary models;
  • immune processes in epidemic/evolutionary models;
  • within-host models of bacteria-cell dynamics.