Dr Nuno Sepulveda


Assistant Professor
of Biostatistics and Statistical Genetics

He has a PhD on theoretical immunology from University of Oporto. He joined the LSHTM in November 2010 as a member of the data analysis team of the MalariaGen, an international network for Genetic Epidemiology of Malaria. Since 2012 he is part of Chris Drakeley's group (in the Department of Infection and Immunology - ITD).  


Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Immunology and Infection Department


Malaria Centre
Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases
Statistical Methodology


He has been lecturing in the in-house Analysis and Design of Research Studies course. He has also been teaching statistics and epidemiology overseas, namely, in PhD programmes for biomedical researchers in Portugal and Cape Verde. 


Currently he studies the statistics aspects of using serological data to assess malaria transmission intensity, its putative changes over time, and certification of malaria elimination. He is also involved in projects aiming to understand Malaria and Zika virus epidemiology in Cape Verde.

Research Area
Human genetics
Statistical methods
T-cell immunology
Genetic epidemiology
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
Tropical diseases
Vector borne disease
Cape Verde
Latin America & Caribbean (all income levels)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

African glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase alleles associated with protection from severe malaria in heterozygous females in Tanzania.
Manjurano, A. ; Sepulveda, N. ; Nadjm, B. ; Mtove, G. ; Wangai, H. ; Maxwell, C. ; Olomi, R. ; Reyburn, H. ; Riley, E.M. ; Drakeley, C.J. ; Clark, T.G. ; MalariaGEN Consortium, . ;
PLoS Genet
Serology describes a profile of declining malaria transmission in Farafenni, The Gambia.
van den Hoogen, L.L. ; Griffin, J.T. ; Cook, J. ; Sepúlveda, N. ; Corran, P. ; Conway, D.J. ; Milligan, P. ; Affara, M. ; Allen, S.J. ; Proietti, C. ; Ceesay, S.J. ; Targett, G.A. ; D'Alessandro, U. ; Greenwood, B. ; Riley, E.M. ; Drakeley, C. ;
Malar J
Reappraisal of known malaria resistance loci in a large multicenter study
Rockett, K.A.; Clarke, G.M.; Fitzpatrick, K.; Hubbart, C.; Jeffreys, A.E.; Rowlands, K.; Craik, R.; Jallow, M.; Conway, D.J.; Bojang, K.A.; Pinder, M.; Usen, S.; Sisay-Joof, F.; Sirugo, G.; Toure, O.; Thera, M.A.; Konate, S.; Sissoko, S.; Niangaly, A.; Poudiougou, B.; Mangano, V.D.; Bougouma, E.C.; Sirima, S.B.; Modiano, D.; Amenga-Etego, L.N.; Ghansah, A.; Koram, K.A.; Wilson, M.D.; Enimil, A.; Evans, J.; Amodu, O.; Olaniyan, S.; Apinjoh, T.; Mugri, R.; Ndi, A.; Ndila, C.M.; Uyoga, S.; Macharia, A.; Peshu, N.; Williams, T.N.; Manjurano, A.; Riley, E.; Drakeley, C.; Reyburn, H.; Nyirongo, V.; Kachala, D.; Molyneux, M.; Dunstan, S.J.; Nguyen Hoan, P.; Nguyen Thi Ngoc, Q.; Cao Quang, T.; Tran Tinh, H.; Manning, L.; Laman, M.; Siba, P.; Karunajeewa, H.; Allen, S.; Allen, A.; Davis, T.M.E.; Michon, P.; Mueller, I.; Green, A.; Molloy, S.; Johnson, K.J.; Kerasidou, A.; Cornelius, V.; Hart, L.; Vanderwal, A.; Sanjoaquin, M.; Band, G.; le, S.Q.; Pirinen, M.; Sepulveda, N.; Spencer, C.C.A.; Clark, T.G.; Agbenyega, T.; Achidi, E.; Doumbo, O.; Farrar, J.; Marsh, K.; Taylor, T.; Kwiatkowski, D.P.; Malaria Genomic Epidemiology, N.
Nature Genetics
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