Mathematical and Computational Biology

tanaka lab

We are a research group at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), in Sydney, Australia. We use mathematical, computational and statistical methods to understand biological systems — in particular, evolutionary processes and population dynamics. Our research interests include modelling the evolution of microorganisms, drawing model-based inferences from molecular epidemiological data, and cultural transmission of behavioural traits that influence health and disease. Recently, we have been studying the dynamics of antimicrobial drug resistance, the rate of molecular evolution in viruses, and niche construction by microorganisms. We have also been analysing genetic data from Mycobacterium tuberculosis and Salmonella isolates. Our research is supported by the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Seeking PhD students: if you are interested in postgraduate studies in this group please contact Mark to discuss the possibility.
August 2017: Loïc Thibaut has joined the group as a postdoctoral research associate. His background is in ecology, computer programming and statistics. Welcome Loïc!
June 2017: Sangeeta has moved to the United Kingdom to take up a postdoc position modelling infectious disease dynamics. We wish her all the best!
Good news: spolTools is back online
Apr 2017: We have moved into the new building! We are now in E26, Level 2 and look forward to increased interactions with our office neighbours, Marc Wilkins, Rich Edwards, and their staff and students.
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