Event Detail

Event Type: 
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 09:00 to 10:00
Location: 
GILK 115

Speaker Info

Institution: 
Biomedical Sciences, Oregon State University
Abstract: 


Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral pathogen that causes large amounts of
disease in the tropics and sub-tropics.  Two new interventions for
dengue are currently in intense development: a vaccine that protects
against all four serotypes and transgenic mosquitoes that are
less-suitable vectors.  We developed a mathematical model for
evolution of dengue viruses in response to these new interventions.  I
will discuss results from the model, including interventions that
would pose the least risk of selecting for more virulent dengue
strains.