Research Departmental Lecturer in Infectious Disease
My D.Phil and first postdoctoral research projects were in the context of the population biology and control of dengue viruses, while my current research is focused on other viruses such as HIV, FluA, and HBV. I have recently started to work in the population biology of Streptococcus bacterium species. In general, my research interests are on the biological determinants of the population dynamics and genetics of multi-strain pathogens (ex. ecological, demographic, evolutionary, etc).
I am particularly keen in the application of mechanistic, dynamical models that allow for the interpretation of the biological system in terms of the individual behaviour and short-term evolution of both the host and pathogen (Individual-based models).
Determinants of high residual post-PCV13 pneumococcal vaccine-type carriage in Blantyre, Malawi: a modelling study
Lourenco J. et al, (2019), BMC MEDICINE, 17
Distinct rates and patterns of spread of the major HIV-1 subtypes in Central and East Africa.
Faria NR. et al, (2019), PLoS Pathog, 15
High resolution insight into hepatitis B virus infection and immunity in Africa to inform on intervention strategies
Mcnaughton A. et al, (2019), JOURNAL OF HEPATOLOGY, 70, E710 - E710
Identifying genes associated with invasive disease in S. pneumoniae by applying a machine learning approach to whole genome sequence typing data.
Obolski U. et al, (2019), Sci Rep, 9
Genomic, epidemiological and digital surveillance of Chikungunya virus in the Brazilian Amazon.
Naveca FG. et al, (2019), PLoS Negl Trop Dis, 13