Epidemiology in the Zeeman Institute: SBIDER
We focus on understanding and predicting the spread and control of many infectious diseases, bringing together the latest methodology with biological understanding to generate novel insights. Our research spans from high profile pathogens including pandemic influenza, malaria, bovine tuberculosis and foot-and-mouth disease, to less well-publicised diseases such as respiratory syncytical virus, foot-rot and European foulbrood. A major theme of our work is to provide scientific policy advice, particularly on vaccination cost-effectiveness and neglected tropical diseases.
We use a range of scientific techniques from mathematical models and statistical analysis to field experiments and questionnaires, which together provide a more holistic picture of the transmission of infection and the likely impact of control.