On 8 May 2017 the RSS Glasgow local group held a seminar where Professor Christl Donnelly of Imperial College discussed her research modelling the recent outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.
The seminar was the first RSS local group event held in the new Mathematics and Statistics building at the University of Glasgow and was attended by an audience of over 30 members of the local statistical community.
Professor Donnelly provided a fascinating discussion of her work as leading member of the World Health Organization (WHO) Ebola response team, which was established in 2014 as a result of the Ebola epidemic that resulted in 28,000 cases and more than 11,000 deaths in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. The results of epidemiological analyses were discussed along with the longer term impact of the disease on the region and the constraints encountered by the team due to the evolving nature of the outbreak.
Tweets and pictures from the event are available at: #RSSGlaEbola.