Sarah Reece

Sarah Reece

Principal Investigator (PI)

Ph. +44 131 650 5547

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


Sarah’s papers are on our publications page

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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

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]

Honours Degree: University of Glasgow, UK

Fellowships, Grants & Awards

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

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

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)