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Department of Genetics



Dr. Lin Wang is a Research Associate in the Department of Genetics. He is an elected member of the Global Young Academy. Before joining Cambridge, he was a charge de recherche at the Institut Pasteur, and a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong. His research interests include infectious disease dynamics, immune dynamics, and sero-epidemiology. He mainly studies seasonal infectious pathogens including dengue and influenza virus. He received the Best Talk Award at the 2018 International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics, Distinguished Referee Award from the European Physical Society in 2020. He was an excellent reviewer for the IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering in 2022. He serves as an associate editor for Frontiers in Microbiology, editorial board member for BMC Infectious Diseases and BMC Medicine, and guest editor for PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.


Infectious disease dynamics, computational biology, immune dynamics, serology, vaccinology, pathogen genomics, Bayesian methods, machine learning, and synthesis of heterogenous data sources


Key publications: 
  1. Lin Wang, et al. Antigenic diversity and dengue disease risk. doi: 10.21203/ (2023)
  2. L Yang, Z Wang, Lin Wang (†), et al. Association of vaccination, international travel, public health and social measures with lineage dynamics of SARS-CoV-2. PNAS (2023)
  3. Z Du, Lin Wang (†), et al. Modeling comparative cost-effectiveness of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine dose fractionation in IndiaNature Medicine (2022).
  4. Y. Chen, N. Li, J Lourenço, Lin Wang, et al. Measuring the effects of COVID-19-related disruption on dengue transmission in southeast Asia and Latin America: a statistical modelling studyLancet Infectious Diseases (2022).
  5. ST Ali, Lin Wang (†), et al. Serial interval of SARS-CoV-2 was shortened over time by nonpharmaceutical interventions. Science (2020).   
  6. Lin Wang & JT Wu. Characterizing the dynamics underlying global spread of epidemics. Nature Communications (2018)

(† = co-first authors)

ResearcherID:  B-4145-2013

Google Scholar:  Lin's Google Scholar

Senior Research Associate: Salje Group
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