Welcome to Julio Benavides! Julio is a new postdoc who will be working on viral dynamics at the interface of bats and livestock in Peru and will be thinking a lot about inferring meaningful epidemiological processes from messy, perhaps observation-biased, data. He may also slowly convince everyone that we should be working on gorillas in Congo instead. Very glad to have you on board!
Also a belated welcome to John Claxton, who started as International Projects Manager in December and is making fantastic progress towards overcoming the hurdles of international research coordination and legal agreements. John joins us from the European Commission.