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WHO Collaborating Centre

for Modelling, Evolution and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases

Studying at Cambridge


Key People

  1. Director
  2. Chief Scientists
  3. Cambridge Members
  4. Advisory Board


Professor Derek Smith
  • Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre
  • Head of the Centre for Pathogen Evolution

Chief Scientists

Professor David Dunne
  • Professor of Parasitology, Department of Pathology
Professor Duncan Maskell
  • Marks and Spencer Professor of Farm Animal Health, Food Science and Food Safety
Professor Sharon Peacock
  • Professor of Clinical Microbiology
Dr Colin Russell
  • Royal Society University Research Fellow
  • Principal Research Associate
  • (now at AMC Amsterdam)
Professor James Wood
  • Alborada Professor of Equine and Farm Animal Science

Cambridge Members

Professor Stephen Bentley
  • Senior Research Associate/Principal Scientist
Dr Alan Blackwell
  • Reader in Interdisciplinary Design
Dr David Burke
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Structural bioinformatics algorithms, structure and function prediction of individual protein families
Dr Judy Fonville
  • Research Associate
  • Antibody landscapes
Dr Simon Frost
  • Head of the Population Biology group, Department of Veterinary Medicine
Dr Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas
  • Consultant in Infectious Diseases
  • Clinical Director Infectious Diseases Division, Addenbrooke's Hospital
Professor Jonathan Heeney
  • Professor of Comparative Pathology
  • Head of the Laboratory of Viral Zoonotics, Department of Veterinary Medicine
Terry Jones
  • Research Associate
  • Antigenic cartography, antibody landscapes, computational biology
Professor Jim Kaufman
  • Professor of Comparative Immunogenetics, Department of Pathology
Björn Koel
  • PhD Student
  • Molecular determinants of influenza A virus antigenic evolution
Tomasz Kotarba
  • PhD Student
  • Software Engineer
Dr Nicola Lewis
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Veterinarian
Ana Mosterin
  • PhD Student
  • Influenza immunization & evolution
Professor Julian Parkhill
  • Head of Pathogen Genomics, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Gene Selkov
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Antigenic Cartography software development
Eugene Skepner
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Antigenic Cartography software development
Marina Skepner
  • Junior Software Consultant
  • Raw data processing, software testing and QA
Professor Koen Steemers
  • Professor of Sustainable Design
Dr Estee Torok
  • Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge
  • Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases & Microbiology, Addenbrooke’s Hospital