[S1] Parasite evolution in response to treatment
Parasites evolve in response to our attempts to control them. Drug resistance, vaccine-driven strain replacement, and parasite life-history shifts are all examples of evolutionary mechanisms by which the benefits of our interventions are reduced. Understanding the drivers and limits of parasite evolution in response to interventions is essential for predicting evolutionary consequences in advance and defining best practices for disease management. This symposium will highlight work that seeks to generate this understanding and offer new insight for the management of infectious diseases. In particular, we welcome submissions of novel theory and empirical work investigating the coupling between epidemiological and evolutionary dynamics, the consequences of different spatio-temporal treatment strategies, and the short- and long-term evolution of parasite traits.
Organizers: Sébastien Lion, Nicole Mideo
Invited speakers: Pleuni Pennings, Sebastian Bonhoeffer