Sarah Reece

Sarah Reece

Principal Investigator (PI)

Ph. +44 131 650 5547

Sarah.Reece@ed.ac.uk

I am Professor of Evolutionary Parasitology and a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. 

Publications

Sarah’s papers are on our publications page

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Positions

2014 - present
Professor of Evolutionary Parasitology

2013 - 2019
Royal Society University Research Fellow
University of Edinburgh, UK

2008 - 2013
Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow
University of Edinburgh, UK

2005 - 2008
NERC Research Fellow
University of Edinburgh, UK

2003 - 2005
Teaching Fellow
University of Stirling, UK

2003
University Demonstrator
University of Edinburgh, UK

2000 - 2003
PhD: University of Edinburgh, UK
The evolution and ecology of sex allocation
[Funded by NERC, supervised by SA West & AF Read]

1999
Honours Degree: University of Glasgow, UK
Zoology

Fellowships, Grants & Awards

FELLOWSHIPS:
Royal Society (2013 – 2018)
University Research Fellowship [PI Reece, £465k] Plasticity in parasites: adaptive strategies for survival and reproduction?

Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2011-2012)
Phenotypic plasticity in parasites: evolutionary causes & consequences

Wellcome Trust (2008 – 2012)
Career Development Fellowship [PI Reece, £767k] Understanding phenotypic plasticity in the reproductive strategies of malaria parasites

BBSRC (2008 – 2012)
David Phillips Fellowship [PI Reece, £902k] Using interdisciplinary approaches to explain the evolution of reproductive strategies in protozoan parasites. Declined for WT RCDF

L’Oreal-UNESCO (2008)
Fellowship for Women in Science [PI Reece, £15k] The social lives of parasites

NERC (2005 – 2008)
Junior Fellowship [PI Reece, £141k] Evolution of sex allocation and transmission strategies in malaria parasites


GRANTS:
Royal Society (2014)
Newton Fellowship to Sam Rund [Sponsor Reece, £65k] Illuminating the effects of light and time-of-day on malaria-transmitting mosquitoes

Royal Society (2013)
International Workshop [PI Reece, £5k] Understanding host defence and parasite offence: the coevolution of circadian rhythms

NERC (2013 – 2016)
Standard Grant [PI Reece, £732k] Evolution and ecology of phenotypic plasticity in parasite life history strategies

HFSP (2013 – 2016)
Project Grant [PI Reece, CoIs Maier, Mideo, Savill, $1.2M] Evolutionary ecology of chronobiology in host-parasite interactions Wellcome Trust (2012 – 2016) Biomedical Resources Grant [PI Cavanagh, CoIs Reece, Rowe, Arnot, Thompson, £422k] The European Malaria Reagent Repository

Wellcome Trust (2011 – 2012)
Biomedical Resources Grant [PI Cavanagh, CoIs Reece, Rowe, Arnot, McBride, Carter, £57k] The Edinburgh malaria reagents collection

NERC (2011 – 2012)
Small Project Grant [PI Reece, £65k] Evolution of parasite reproductive st**rategies in natural infections

NESCent (2010 – 2011)
Catalysis Meeting [PIs Reece, Mideo, Read, Savill, $40k] Evolution of Infectious diseases: integrating empirical and modeling approaches

ERC (2008 – 2012)
COST Action [WG leaders Wellbourne, Hurd, Reece, Picot, €500k] Life or death in protozoan parasites

BBSRC (2006)
Research Equipment Initiative [PI Matthews, CoIs Aebischer, Anderton, Gray, Haas, Nash, Reece, Thompson £242k] Live cell imaging for infectious disease research

NERC (2006 – 2007)
New Investigator [PI Reece, £69k] Evolution of mating tactics and reproductive strategies in protozoan parasites

BBSRC (2005 – 2008)
Research grant [PIs Read, Reece & West, £183k] Evolution of sex allocation in protozoan pathogens

AWARDS:
Promoted to Chair of Evolutionary Parasitology, University of Edinburgh (2014)
NEXXUS East Young life scientist of the year (2011)
Affiliate member of the European Virtual Institute for Malaria Research (2011-2014)
Fellowship of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2011-2012)
Promoted to Reader, University of Edinburgh (2011)
L'Oréal-UNESCO Fellowship for Women in Science (2008)