Super Spreader Seminar Series (SSSS)

HQP Organizing Committee

Dr. Joseph Baafi (Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador), Dr. Suzan Farhang Sardroodi (University of Manitoba), Dr. Shivdeep Singh Hayer (University of Guelph), Dr. Jeta Molla (York University), Dr. Pei Yuan (York University), Sanaz Gholizadeh (York University) and IT support by Steven Chen (York University)

The OMNI-RÉUNIS Super Spreader Seminar Series (SSSS) encourages Highly Qualified Personnel (HQPs, including postdocs and graduate students), faculty members and EIDM network affiliates to present their research, promote their ideas, share their research experiences, and establish connections among the various branches of the network. It is a platform to spread scientific knowledge about the One Health research framework and showcase the research progress of the 30+ OMNI-RÉUNIS HQPs within the network’s scientific research community. These seminars facilitate knowledge exchange within OMNI-RÉUNIS, the Emerging Infectious Disease Modelling (EIDM) networks, and the collaborating scientific community.

Upcoming Lectures

Thank you for joining our Super Spreader Seminar Series! You will find details for the upcoming lectures below.

Past Lectures

Seminar 20: Investigating the Climate Influence on Norovirus Spread in the United States

Speaker: Shohel Ahmed

Date | Time: March 14, 2024 | 11:00-12:00 EST

Seminar 19: The data portal for studies for One Health data access: a focus-group study

Speaker: Yuliya Bodryzlova

Date | Time: Feb 29, 2024 | 11:00-12:00 EST

Seminar 18: A retrospective modelling analysis on the effects of control measures on SARS-CoV-2 transmission in Canada. 

Speaker: Tanya Philippsen

Date | Time: Feb 15, 2024 | 11:00-12:00 EST

Seminar 17: Early detection of outbreaks using feature-based time series classification for risk-misjudgment reduction

Speaker: Shan Gao

Date | Time: Feb 1, 2024 | 11:00-12:00 EST

Seminar 16: Quantifying the basic reproduction number and the under-estimated fraction of mpox cases around the world at the onset of the outbreak: a mathematical modelling and machine learning-based study

Speaker: Dr. Woldegebriel Assefa Woldegerima

Date | Time: Jan 18, 2024 | 11:00-12:00 EST

Seminar 15: Mathematical modelling of the first HIV/ZIKV co-infection cases in Colombia and Brazil

Speaker: Jhoana P. Romero-Leiton

Date | Time: Dec 14, 2023 | 11:00-12:00 EST

Seminar 14: Source Tracking of Sporadic Infections – Exemplified with Salmonella and Campylobacter

Speaker: Maja Lykke Brinch

Date | Time: Nov 2, 2023 | 11:00-12:00 EST

Seminar 13: Minimizing airborne transmission routes in indoor public spaces using a combined spatio-temporal risk model and computational fluid dynamics approaches.

Speaker: Dr. Marina Freire-Gormaly

Date | Time: Oct 16, 2023 | 11:00-12:00 EST

OMNI-RÉUNIS Super Spreader Seminar

Seminar 12: Digital Disease Surveillance System Using the Internet and Social Media Data for Covid-19 Forecasting in Canada

Speaker: Dr. Yang (Rena) Yang

Date | Time: May 11, 2023 | 11:00-12:00 EST

Seminar 11: Mathematical Modelling to Identify Optimal Dosing Schedules From Chemotherapy to Covid-19 Vaccines

Speaker: Dr. Suzan Farhang Sardroodi

Date | Time: April 20, 2023 | 11:00-12:00 EST

Seminar 10: Incorporating Fear (Un)learning Mechanisms in Infectious Disease Modeling

Speaker: Avneet Kaur

Date | Time: April 6, 2023 | 11:00-12:00 EST

Seminar 9: Changes in Antimicrobial Resistance in Bacteria Collected From Pigs in North America

Speaker: Dr. Shivdeep Hayer

Date | Time: March 23, 2023 | 11:00-12:00 EDT

Seminar 8: Introducing Sampy: A New Python Library for Agent-based Modeling in the Epidemiology of Zoonotic Diseases

Speaker: Dr. Francois Viard

Date | Time: March 9, 2023 | 11:00-12:00 EST

Seminar 7: Evaluating Diagnostic Tests

Speaker: Kamal Acharya

Date | Time: February 16, 2023 | 11:00-12:00 EST

Seminar 6: Using empirical estimates of live poultry exposure to model potential risk of avian influenza spillover events in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Speaker: Isha Berry

Date | Time: February 2, 2023 | 11:00-12:00 EST

Seminar 5: An investigation into compliance with social distancing and vaccination for COVID-19

Speaker: Jeta Molla

Date | Time: December 15, 2022 | 11:00-12:00 EST

Seminar 4: The stochasticity in adherence to nonpharmaceutical interventions and booster doses and the mitigation of COVID-19

Speaker: Yi Tan

Date | Time: November 17, 2022 | 11:00-12:00 EDT

Seminar 3: Successful or Failure of Nonpharmaceutical Interventions on Infections Disease Mitigation: Modeling the Impact of Atmospheric Conditions

Speaker: Dr. Juping Ji

Date | Time: October 26, 2022 | 11:00-12:00 EDT

Seminar 2: Agent-based modelling of raccoon rabies in southern Ontario with and without control interventions, 2015-2025

Speaker: Emily Acheson, PhD (she/her)

Date | Time: October 6, 2022 | 11:00-12:00 EDT

Seminar 1: Modelling, risk assessment and control of the emerging monkeypox transmission

Speaker: Pei Yuan

Date | Time: September 22 | 11:00-12:00 EDT