Title: Mathematical models of diversity in bacterial pathogens
Abstract: In the world of bacterial pathogens, diversity is both important and challenging. In this talk I will present three vignettes that focus on models of this diversity. The first one looks at deconvoluting strain types in complex samples. The second one looks at the dynamics of a bacterial population in the presence of an antibiotic drug. The third one looks at the interpretable prediction of antibiotic resistance. I will conclude with general thoughts and future directions.