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Epidemic Preparedness Prize Winners Showcase

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​​For the first time, the Centre for Epidemic Preparedness and Response has awarded prizes to researchers from across LSHTM to recognise their contributions to the field of epidemic preparedness. 

​​Join us as we celebrate the winners, hear about their award-winning research and have your chance to ask questions during a Q&A session.  


Abdoulie Kanteh, Research degree student at LSHTM 

Abdoulie is currently pursuing a PhD at LSHTM. His research focuses on understanding the evolution and transmission dynamics of infectious disease pathogens during the COVID-19 pandemic in The Gambia. Throughout his research career, he has been part of various research groups, acquiring a diverse skill set in microbiology, molecular biology, genomics, and bioinformatics. 

Rachael Pung, Research degree student at LSHTM 

Rachael Pung’s PhD research is focused on infectious disease modelling. She is interested in the role of disease surveillance in shaping our understanding of outbreak dynamics and how changes in human behaviour affect disease transmission and effectiveness of outbreak control measures. Rachael is also a senior public health officer at the Ministry of Health, Singapore, and before COVID-19, she was involved in the surveilliance of influenza and other respiratory viruses.  

Kath Sherratt, Research Assistant at LSHTM 

Kath Sherratt will present on behalf of the epiforecasts group which jointly won the Resource Prize. Sebastian Funk, Professor of Infectious Disease Dynamics at LSHTM, leads the epiforecasts group (part of the Centre for Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Disease), and develops methodology and tools for real-time modelling and forecasting of infectious disease outbreaks. In 2020 the group was joined by Kath, a Research Assistant, and in 2021 by Hugo Gruson, Lead Software Architect at

Please note this event takes place 13:00 - 14:00 (BST) in London / 12:00 - 13:00 (GMT) in The Gambia


Free and open to all, online and in person. No registration required. A recording of this session will be available after the event on this page.



Adam Kucharski​ (London) and Martin Antonio (The Gambia)

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