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An interdisciplinary approach to biosurveillance and understanding spillover from bats (ID Epi Seminar Series)
February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Prof. Wanda Markotter is the Director of the Centre for Viral Zoonoses, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria. She occupies two research chairs: DSI-NRF South African Research Chair in “Infectious Diseases of Animals ” (Zoonoses) and a chair in People, Health and Places at the Future Africa Institute. Her interdisciplinary research programme focusing on bat pathogens and the risk of spill over in Africa. In 2021 she was appointed as the co-chair of the One Health High Level expert panel (OHHLEP) advising the WHO, OIE, FAO and UNEP.
- Mortlock et al. (2021). Seasonal shedding patterns of diverse henipavirus-related paramyxoviruses in Egyptian rousette bats.
- Geldenhuys et al. (2021). Overview of Bat and Wildlife Coronavirus Surveillance in Africa: A Framework for Global Investigations.
- Markotter et al. (2020). Bat‐borne viruses in Africa: a critical review.
- Plowright et al. (2017). Pathways to zoonotic spillover.
- Plowright et al. (2021). From protein to pandemic: the transdisciplinary approach needed to prevent spillover and the next pandemic.
- Allen et al. (2017). Global hotspots and correlates of emerging zoonotic diseases.
- Mollentze et al. (2020). Viral zoonotic risk is homogenous among taxonomic orders of mammalian and avian reservoir hosts.