Dr Alex Best

Position: Lecturer
Home page: http://abest.staff.shef.ac.uk
Telephone: (0114) 2223749
Office: G27b Hicks building
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MAS377 Mathematical Biology Information  


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


Departmental Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


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.