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WHO Collaborating Centre

for Modelling, Evolution and Control of Emerging Infectious Diseases

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Colin Russell

Dr Colin Russell

Royal Society University Research Fellow

Principal Research Associate

(now at AMC Amsterdam)


Colin Russell’s research focuses on understanding how evolution and epidemiology act in concert to generate the population dynamics of infectious diseases. Colin has worked extensively on the global epidemiology of influenza viruses and has close ties with groups throughout India and Southeast Asia. He works with the World Health Organization on influenza vaccine strain selection and pandemic preparedness. He is also a Research Fellow at the Fogarty International Center at the US National Institutes of Health.

Departments and Institutes

Department of Veterinary Medicine: