Dr Mario Recker

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Background

After completing my undergraduate degree in mathematics (University of Applied Sciences, Berlin) and MSc in Nonlinear Dynamics & Chaos (UCL, London), I undertook a DPhil at the Zoology Department, University of Oxford, studying the effect of cross-immunity on pathogen population structures. The main focus of my research is based around the evolutionary epidemiology of antigenically variable organisms, such as malaria or dengue. In 2008 I was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship to investigate the immune evasion strategy of Plasmodium falciparum, the causative agent of the most severe form of human malaria. I joined the Mathematics and the Environment (MaE) group in Penryn in 2013.