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Department of Genetics



Dr. Lin Wang is a Research Associate in the Salje Group. Before joining Cambridge, he was a chargé de recherché in the Mathematical Modelling of Infectious Disease Unit at the Institute Pasteur, and a postdoctoral fellow in the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control, School of Public Health, the University of Hong Kong. He has a PhD in Electronic Engineering from Fudan University, MSc, and BSc in Physics from Nankai University and Southeast University, respectively. His research interests include infectious disease epidemiology, mathematical modelling, Bayesian statistics and inference, machine learning, serology, immunology, and pathogen evolution, with applications to arbovirus (e.g. dengue) and emerging diseases (e.g., pandemic influenza, SARS-CoV-2). His current main focus is to elucidate the role of antigenic and genetic diversity in driving the transmission and disease risk of the dengue virus in Thailand. He serves as an editorial board member of BMC Infectious Diseases and BMC Medicine.


Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Mathematical Modeling, Bayesian Statistics and Modeling, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Systems Immunology, Serology, Pathogen Evolution, with applications to arbovirus (e.g. dengue) and emerging diseases (e.g., pandemic influenza, SARS-CoV-2).


Key publications: 
  1. O’Driscoll, et al. Age-specific mortality and immunity patterns of SARS-CoV-2. Nature 590,140–145 (2021)
  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)
Research Associate: Salje Group
Dr Lin  Wang

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