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Sebastian Funk

Professor
of Infectious Disease Dynamics and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow

Room
Room 113

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
+44 (0)20 7927 2209

My work revolves around statistical methods, often using mathematical models of infectious disease dynamics, applied to questions around 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.

Affiliations

Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health

Centres

Centre for the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Diseases (CMMID)
Vaccine Centre

Research

My main current line of research is on real-time modelling and forecasting during outbreaks to aid decision making, funded by a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship.

Research Area
Statistical methods
Modelling
Discipline
Epidemiology
Mathematics
Mathematical modelling
Disease and Health Conditions
Infectious disease
Measles
African trypanosomiasis
Dengue
Emerging Infectious Disease

Selected Publications

Estimating the time-varying reproduction number of SARS-CoV-2 using national and subnational case counts
Abbott S; Hellewell J; Thompson R; Sherratt K; Gibbs H; Bosse N; Munday J; Meakin S; Doughty E; Chun JY
2020
A serological framework to investigate acute primary and post-primary dengue cases reporting across the Philippines.
Biggs JR; Sy AK; Brady OJ; Kucharski AJ; Funk S; Reyes MAJ; Quinones MA; Jones-Warner W; Tu Y-H; Avelino FL
2020
BMC medicine
Estimated transmissibility and severity of novel SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern 202012/01 in England
Davies N; Barnard R; Jarvis C; Kucharski A; Munday J; Pearson C; Russell T; Tully D; Abbott S; Gimma A
2020
Short-term forecasts to inform the response to the Covid-19 epidemic in the UK
Funk S; Abbott S; Atkins BD; Baguelin M; Baillie JK; Birrell P; Blake J; Bosse NI; Burton J; Carruthers J
2020
Practical considerations for measuring the effective reproductive number, Rt.
Gostic KM; McGough L; Baskerville EB; Abbott S; Joshi K; Tedijanto C; Kahn R; Niehus R; Hay JA; De Salazar PM
2020
PLoS computational biology
The effectiveness of population-wide, rapid antigen test based screening in reducing SARS-CoV-2 infection prevalence in Slovakia
Pavelka M; Van-Zandvoort K; Abbott S; Sherratt K; Majdan M; Jarčuška P; Krajčí M; Flasche S; Funk S; CMMID COVID-19 working group
2020
Reconstructing the early global dynamics of under-ascertained COVID-19 cases and infections.
Russell TW; Golding N; Hellewell J; Abbott S; Wright L; Pearson CAB; van Zandvoort K; Jarvis CI; Gibbs H; Liu Y
2020
BMC medicine
Evaluating the use of the reproduction number as an epidemiological tool, using spatio-temporal trends of the Covid-19 outbreak in England
Sherratt K; Abbott S; Meakin S; Hellewell J; Munday J; Bosse N; Jit M; Funk S; CMMID Covid-19 working group
2020
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