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Mathematical Modelling of Covid-19: Using models to understand SAR-CoV-2 transmission and interventions

Please note that this is an online event (11th October 2021).

Registration for this event is now closed. If you would like to attend the event and have not yet registered, please email Dr Robin Thompson at

This event will showcase research conducted by epidemic modellers both within Warwick and within JUNIPER (Joint Universities Pandemic and Epidemiological Research). JUNIPER is a consortium of epidemic modelling research groups from seven universities: Warwick, Bristol, Cambridge, Exeter, Lancaster, Manchester and Oxford.

A draft timetable of talks for 11th October 2021 is below. Please note that this is an initial draft, and so the timings are liable to change.

Time Speaker University Title
10-10.20am Mike Tildesley University of Warwick Modelling optimal health and economic impact of non-pharmaceutical intervention measures for COVID-19
10.20-10.40am Julia Gog University of Cambridge Vaccinating a heterogeneous population
10.40-11am Emily Nixon University of Bristol The impact of vaccination on SARS-CoV-2 dynamics in a University setting
11.10-11.30am Chris Jewell Lancaster University Principled inference for spatial stochastic epidemic models of SARS-CoV-2
11.30-11.50am Louise Dyson University of Warwick Modelling COVID-19 variants of concern
12-1pm JUNIPER monthly seminar External signup required*   
1.50-2.10pm Trystan Leng University of Warwick Modelling pupil-to-pupil SARS-CoV-2 transmission in schools and the impact of lateral flow testing
2.10-2.30pm Francesca Scarabel University of Manchester Waning immunity: modelling challenges and impact on disease persistence
2.30-2.50pm Laura Guzman Rincon University of Warwick Estimation of the instant growth rate of SARS-CoV-2 positive cases in England using Gaussian processes
3-3.20pm Chris Overton University of Manchester Investigating how the epidemic phase biases observed severity
3.20-3.40pm Rob Challen University of Exeter Challenges estimating the transmission advantage of the Delta variant
3.40-4pm Matt Keeling University of Warwick Speculations on the longer-term dynamics of COVID-19: 2022 and beyond
4-4.10pm Wrap-up    

*To register for the JUNIPER seminar at 12 noon, please visit

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See also:
Mathematics Research Centre
Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research at Warwick (MIR@W)
Past Events 
Past Symposia 

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