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Welcome to Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology!

Whose blog is this?

That is actually a good question! When the blog was launched the intention was that it should be a group blog for the Zoonotic Ecology and Epidemiology lab at Linnaeus University, Sweden, with a number of contributors from the group. With time, however, it has become clear that one person does most of the writing…

Who are you then?

The main contributor is me: Jonas Waldenström,  Professor at Linnaeus University. I am a birder that studied biology, but accidentally slided over into medicine. I am interested in disease biology questions, especially the ecology and evolution of multihost pathogens. My pet zoonotic infections are the influenza A virus and the bacterium Campylobacter jejuni, but I do work on other pathogens as well. For more information about our lab and research, go to our homepage. You can also follow me on Twitter via @DrSnygg.

What do you write about?

Posts center around our research area, academia in general, or more extraneous topics of interest. As a rule, each new academic publication from the group will result in a post aimed at a more general audience. Another rule is to try not to be ivory tower boring academic – science is fun, and texts about science should be fun too.

With that said, please explore the blog, read, comment and enjoy yourselves!

 

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