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CCDD ID Epi Spring Seminar Series
February 25th, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Talk title: Testing times: modelling the impact of alternative testing strategies on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Presenter: Dr. Nicholas Grassly, Professor in the Department for Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London.
Dr. Grassly is interested in the individual immune response to vaccination – particularly for enteric infections such as enteroviruses (including poliovirus) and rotavirus – and how this translates to impact at the population level. Inevitably he is also working on the epidemiology of COVID-19, including testing and vaccination strategies, and is a member of the WHO SAGE COVID-19 vaccines working group and UK SAGE SPI-M. His research group conduct both laboratory and population studies, including clinical trials, with collaborators in the UK, Zambia, Malawi, Pakistan and India. A strength of his group is the development and use of rigorous statistical methods and mathematical models to analyse study data. His group is the WHO collaborating institute on polio data analysis and modelling.
About the series: Each spring, CCDD hosts an annual seminar series featuring talks from experts on the latest research in infectious disease epidemiology and modeling. The ID Epi Seminar Series aims to bring in speakers from various disciplines within infectious disease epidemiology, broadly defined to include the population biology of pathogens and other allied topics. Seminars will be held on Thursdays at 1pm ET between February 11th and May 6th with the exception of March 18th. Recordings of presentations will be made publicly available each week.