Uncovering the dynamics of multi-strain pathogens from serological data
Please arrive 5 minutes before the Seminar begins to gain building access
Outbreaks of infections such as influenza can generate a substantial disease burden. However, understanding the dynamics of these infections remains challenging, because individuals can be infected by multiple strains over the course of their lifetime, and infection with one strain may generate a cross-reactive immune response to related viruses.
I will talk about recent work we’ve done using mathematical models to estimate unobserved epidemiological and immunological dynamics from contemporary serological data. As well as looking at how these methods can provide insights into influenza outbreaks, I’ll discuss broader applications to dengue and related flaviviruses.
Date: 7 February 2018, 12:00 (Wednesday, 4th week, Hilary 2018)
Venue: Medawar Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3SY
Venue Details: Level 30 Seminar Room
Speaker: Adam Kucharski (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
Organising department: Department of Zoology
Organiser: Ramona Kantschuster (Dept of Zoology)
Organiser contact email address: ramona.kantschuster@tss.ox.ac.uk
Host: Professor Sunetra Gupta (University of Oxford)
Part of: Peter Medawar Building Seminars
Topics: Modeling, Dynamics, Infection, Immunology, Influenza
Booking required?: Not required
Cost: FREE
Audience: UK Science Community
Editor: Ramona Kantschuster