• Question: Is it possible to predict what diseases might emerge in the future?

    Asked by fmason71 to Roz, Fiona, Christina on 31 Jan 2020.
    • Photo: Fiona Macfarlane

      Fiona Macfarlane answered on 31 Jan 2020:

      I think it is very hard to predict what diseases we will have in the future, especially using maths as we need to understand what mechanisms are involved. We can predict how certain diseases will evolve, or how to treat them but for this we need to know a bit about the disease