Lisa Koeppel

I am a postgraduate student in the CHICAS Research Group of the Lancaster Medical School and I am supervised by Dr. Christopher Jewell and Professor Peter Neal. For my Bachelor in Mathematics I have studied in Bremen, Germany and Izmir, Turkey. Following a 6 months internship in the industry, I formally obtained my Master of Science degree in Biomathematics from the University of Greifswald, Germany.

My master thesis project was in cooperation with the Department of Epidemiology of the Federal Research Institute for Animal Health in Riems, Germany. The objective was to detect traders in the German pig trade network through a self developed dynamic programming algorithm. By means of the classification the aim was to then analyse the network for significant changes following the outbreak of the Classical Swine Fever in Germany in 2006.

For my PhD, I will be working on disease outbreak models combining an algorithmic and spatio-temporal approach. The data I am working with are from the Theileriosis disease outbreak of cattle in New Zealand.