Professor Mike Boots
Professor of Disease Biology


Broad research specialisms:

  • Evolutionary ecology of infectious disease
  • The evolution of immune systems
  • The role of spatial structure in evolutionary dynamics
  • The epidemiology of wildlife and vector-borne human disease


1993 PhD, Liverpool
1988 BSc Ecology, Leeds University


2011 Professor of Disease Biology, The University of Exeter.
2010 Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin Fellowship
2009 Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship
2007 Professor of Disease Biology, The University of Sheffield.
2004 Reader in Disease Biology, The University of Sheffield.
2001 Reader in Ecology, University of Stirling.
2000 - 2005 NERC Advanced Postdoctoral Fellow.
1998 Lecturer/Centre of Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University. Japan.
1996 European Union Science and Technology Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratory of Theoretical Biology, Kyushu University, Japan.
1993 Royal Society/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Laboratory of Population Biology, Kyoto University, Japan.


Contact details

Tel+44 (0)1326 255735
BuildingDaphne du Maurier
AddressDaphne du Maurier
Centre for Ecology and Conservation
College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Exeter, Penryn Campus
TR10 9FE

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