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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 research 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. Most of my current work is applied to real-time modelling and forecasting during outbreaks to aid decision making, funded by a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship and highlighted on the Epiforecasts group page.

Affiliations

Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Centres

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

Research

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

Transformation of forecasts for evaluating predictive performance in an epidemiological context
Bosse NI; Abbott S; Cori A; van Leeuwen E; Bracher J; Funk S
2023
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Evaluating an epidemiologically motivated surrogate model of a multi-model ensemble
Abbott S; Sherratt K; Bosse N; Gruson H; Bracher J; Funk S
2022
medRxiv
epiforecasts/covid.german.forecasts
Bosse N; Abbott S; Funk S
2022
National and subnational short-term forecasting of COVID-19 in Germany and Poland during early 2021.
Bracher J; Wolffram D; Deuschel J; Görgen K; Ketterer JL; Ullrich A; Abbott S; Barbarossa MV; Bertsimas D; Bhatia S
2022
Communications medicine
Weekly CoMix contact matrices for UKHSA COVID-19 dashboard and ONS COVID-19 infection survey age-groups
Munday JD; Jarvis CI; Gimma A; Wong KLM; Van Zandvoort K; Funk S; Edmunds WJ
2022
Accumulation of immunity in heavy-tailed sexual contact networks shapes monkeypox outbreak sizes
Murayama H; Pearson C; Abbott S; Miura F; Jung S-M; Fearon E; Funk S; Endo A
2022
medRxiv
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