Dr Sebastian Funk PhD

Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases


My current work is funded by an MRC Career Development Award in Biostatistics. Besides the Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases at the London School, I am affiliated with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. My background is in physics, and I did a PhD in Mathematical Biology in Vincent Jansen's group at Royal Holloway, University of London.





I teach on the Introduction to Infectious Disease Modelling and Its Application short course, the Modelling & the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases study module and the short course on Model fitting and inference for infectious disease dynamics.


My work revolves around mathematical models of infectious disease dynamics, with the goal of improving public health. I am interested in the emergence, evolution and spread of infectious diseases, with a particular interest in the dynamic interaction of diseases with behavioural, societal and environmental factors, as well as strategies for disease eradication.

Research areas

  • Modelling
  • Statistical methods


  • Epidemiology
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Mathematics

Disease and Health Conditions

  • African trypanosomiasis
  • Dengue
  • Emerging Infectious Disease
  • Infectious disease
  • Measles
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