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Daniel Streicker: What If We Could Stop A Virus At Its Animal Source?

Part 3 of theTED Radio Hour episode Inoculation

About Daniel Streicker's TED Talk:

MERS, Ebola, and COVID-19—the viruses that cause these diseases likely have the same patient zero: bats. For researcher Daniel Streicker, the key to preventing an outbreak is the bats themselves.

About Daniel Streicker:

Ecologist Daniel Streicker is a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow and head of the Streicker Group at the University of Glasgow Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine and the MRC-University of Glasgow Centre for Virus Research.

His research uses a range of approaches including longitudinal field studies in wild bats, phylodynamics, machine learning, metagenomicsand epidemiological modeling.

In 2013, Streicker was awarded the Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists for his work on the transmission of the vampire bat rabies virus in Peru. He received his Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Georgia.

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