Regös, Roland Robert, PD Dr.
Autumn Semester 2017
|701-0263-01L||Seminar in Evolutionary Ecology of Infectious Diseases|
I was born in Budapest and was raised in Germany. I did my undergraduate degree in physics at Munich University. After my diploma in 1996, I switched to theoretical biology. I studied with Martin Nowak at Oxford University for a MSc degree and with Sebastian Bonhoeffer at the ETH Zurich for a PhD. From 2001 until 2005, I worked with Rustom Antia, Silvija Staprans, Mark Feinberg, and Bruce Levin at Emory University.
After my postdoc I came back to Zurich and joined the Theoretical Biology group of Sebastian Bonhoeffer as a senior postdoc. Since 2007, I have been leading a small research group in mathematical immunology and virology with funding from the Swiss National Science Foundation. In 2011, I became a "Privatdozent".
My research focuses on the population biology of infectious diseases. I use mathematical models to address questions that concern mostly the within-host dynamics of pathogens --- how they replicate, how they ellicit immune responses and how they are controlled. I focus on HIV, SIV and LCMV infections, but have also been studying poliovirus, CMV, influenza virus and E. coli.
In addition, I am interested in the between-host dynamics and the evolutionary ecology of host-parasite systems. In this context, I have been studying, for example, how new infectious diseases emerge, and if the use of antivirals will lead to the rise of viral resistance during influenza pandemics.
2016, Nat Med