Researcher at the Center for Computational and Stochastic Mathematics (CEMAT), Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Group leader in Mathematical Modeling of Biological Processes at Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Oeiras, Portugal (2015-2020). Trained as an applied mathematician in The Netherlands (BSc, MSc) and specialised in mathematical biology in the UK (PhD), my work lies in infectious disease ecology and evolution, currently focusing on antibiotic resistance dynamics, host immunity and heterogeneity effects in host-pathogen systems. 

At the ecology-biology-genetics interface, my research combines theoretical modeling with computer simulations and analysis. With students and collaborators, I approach interdisciplinary questions with a range of mathematical methods – primarily, population dynamics ODE/PDE models, stochastic processes, population genetics and individual-based models. We use other formal tools – drawn chiefly from Bayesian statistics and probability theory, but also from geometry, nonlinear optimization and graph theory. We construct mathematical inference frameworks for nonlinear dynamical systems and for the analysis and understanding of biological time-series.