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Dr Lin Wang

Dr Lin Wang

Research Associate: Salje Group

Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EH


I work as a Research Associate in the Salje Group. I am studying the impact of antigenic and genetic diversity of dengue virus in driving its transmission and disease risk in Thailand. I am interested in statistical and mathematical epidemiology, epidemic modelling, viral evolution, and system immunology, with applications in arbovirus (e.g. dengue) and emerging diseases (e.g. A/H1N1, COVID-19). I was a Chargé de Recherche in the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Disease Unit, Institut Pasteur, and postdoc fellow in the School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong. I have a PhD in Electronic Engineering from Fudan University, MSc and BSc in Physics from Nankai University and Southeast University.

Research Interests

Infectious Diseases (e.g., Dengue, Coronavirus, Influenza), Mathematical and Statistical Epidemiology, Viral evolution, Systems Immunology

Key Publications

  1. O’Driscoll, et al. Age-specific mortality and immunity patterns of SARS-CoV-2. Nature (2020).
  2. ST Ali *, L Wang *, et al. Serial interval of SARS-CoV-2 was shortened over time by nonpharmaceutical interventions. Science 369, 1106-1109 (2020).  * = co-first authors 
  3. Z Du *, L Wang *, et al. Risk for Transportation of Coronavirus Disease from Wuhan to Other Cities in China. Emerging Infectious Diseases 26, 1049-1052 (2020).  * = co-first authors 
  4. L Wang & JT Wu. Characterizing the dynamics underlying global spread of epidemics. Nature Communications 9, 218 (2018)
  5. JB Wang, L Wang & X Li. Identifying spatial invasion of pandemics on metapopulation networks via anatomizing arrival history. IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics 46, 2782--2795 (2016) 
  6. B Xu, et al. Open access epidemiological data from the COVID-19 outbreak. Lancet Infectious Diseases 20, 534 (2020)
  7. L Wang & X Li. Spatial epidemiology of networked metapopulation: An overview. Chinese Science Bulletin 59, 3511--3522 (2014)