Oliver George Pybus is a British biologist. He is professor of evolution and infectious disease at the University of Oxfordand professor of infectious diseases at the Royal Veterinary College. He is also editor-in-chief of Virus Evolution and co-Director of the Oxford Martin School Program for Pandemic Genomics. He is known for his work on the evolution and epidemiology of viruses and for helping to establish the field of phylodynamics. In recognition of his work, he has received several awards including the Scientific Medal of the Zoological Society of London in 2009, the Daiwa Adrian Prize in 2010, an ERC Consolidator Award in 2014, and the Mary Lyon Medal of the Genetics Society in 2019.
Pybus obtained his B.Sc. in genetics from the University of Nottingham, where he studied with Bryan Clarke, followed by a DPhil from the University of Oxford in 2000 under the supervision of Paul Harvey.
Bryan Campbell Clarke was a British Professor of genetics, latterly emeritus at the University of Nottingham. Clarke is particularly noted for his work on apostatic selection and other forms of frequency-dependent selection, and work on polymorphism in snails, much of it done during the 1960s. Later, he studied molecular evolution. He made the case for natural selection as an important factor in the maintenance of molecular variation, and in driving evolutionary changes in molecules through time. In doing so, he questioned the over-riding importance of random genetic drift advocated by King, Jukes, and Kimura. With Professor James J Murray Jnr, he carried out an extensive series of studies on speciation in land snails of the genus Partula inhabiting the volcanic islands of the Eastern Pacific. These studies helped illuminate the genetic changes that take place during the origin of species.
Sir Peter James Donnelly is an Australian mathematician and Professor of Statistical Science at the University of Oxford, and the CEO of Genomics PLC. He is a specialist in applied probability and has made contributions to coalescent theory. His research group at Oxford has an international reputation for the development of statistical methodology to analyze genetic data.
Sir David John Weatherall, was a British physician and researcher in molecular genetics, haematology, pathology and clinical medicine.
Sunetra Gupta is a British-Indian infectious disease epidemiologist and a professor of theoretical epidemiology at the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford. She has performed research on the transmission dynamics of various infectious diseases, including malaria, influenza and COVID-19, and has received the Scientific Medal of the Zoological Society of London and the Rosalind Franklin Award of the Royal Society.
Sir Hugh Charles Jonathan Godfray CBE FRS is a British zoologist. He is Hope Professor of Zoology at Jesus College, Oxford, Director of the Oxford Martin School and Director Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food.
Gilean Alistair Tristram McVean is a professor of statistical genetics at the University of Oxford, director of the Big Data Institute, fellow of Linacre College, Oxford and co-founder and director of Genomics plc. He also co-chaired the 1000 Genomes Project analysis group.
John Andrew Todd FMedSci FRS is Professor of Precision Medicine at the University of Oxford, director of the Wellcome Center for Human Genetics and the JDRF/Wellcome Trust Diabetes and Inflammation Laboratory, in addition to Jeffrey Cheah Fellow in Medicine at Brasenose College. He works in collaboration with David Clayton and Linda Wicker to examine the molecular basis of type 1 diabetes.
Laurence Daniel Hurst is a Professor of Evolutionary Genetics in the Department of Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Bath and the director of the Milner Centre for Evolution.
Bryan Thomas Grenfell is a British population biologist and the Kathryn Briger and Sarah Fenton Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs at the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Christl Ann Donnelly is a professor of Statistical Epidemiology at Imperial College London, the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Peters College, Oxford. She serves as associate director of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis.
David Ian Stuart is a Medical Research Council Professor of Structural Biology at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at the University of Oxford where he is also a Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford. He is best known for his contributions to the X-ray crystallography of viruses, in particular for determining the structures of foot-and-mouth disease virus, bluetongue virus and the membrane-containing phages PRD1 and PM2. He is also director of Instruct and Life Sciences Director at Diamond Light Source.
Julia Rose Gog is a British mathematician and Professor of mathematical biology in the faculty of mathematics at the University of Cambridge. She is also a David N. Moore fellow, director of studies in mathematics at Queens' College, Cambridge and a member of both the Cambridge immunology network and the infectious diseases interdisciplinary research centre.
Edward Charles Holmes is an evolutionary biologist and virologist, and since 2012 a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Australia Fellow and professor at the University of Sydney. He is also an Honorary Visiting Professor at Fudan University, Shanghai, China (2019-present) as well as Guest Professor at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China (2014-present)
Dominic Kwiatkowski is head of the parasites and microbes programme at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridge and a Professor of Genomics at the University of Oxford. Kwiatkowski applies genomics and computational analysis to problems in infectious disease, with the aim of finding ways to reduce the burden of disease in the developing world.
Devi Lalita Sridhar is an American scientist and public health advisor, who holds the Chair of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh. Her research considers the effectiveness of public health interventions and how to improve developmental assistance for health. Sridhar previously worked at the University of Oxford from 2008. In 2014, she became the founding Director of the University of Edinburgh's Global Health Governance Programme. Sridhar compiled the first Wellcome Trust open research collection on the topic of Global Public Health.
Neil Morris Ferguson is a British epidemiologist and professor of mathematical biology, who specialises in the patterns of spread of infectious disease in humans and animals. He is the director of the Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics (J-IDEA), director of the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, and head of the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology in the School of Public Health and Vice-Dean for Academic Development in the Faculty of Medicine, all at Imperial College London.
Sarah Catherine Gilbert is a British vaccinologist who is Professor of Vaccinology at the University of Oxford and co-founder of Vaccitech. Gilbert specialises in the development of vaccines against influenza and emerging viral pathogens. She led the development and testing of the universal flu vaccine, which underwent clinical trials in 2011. In April 2020, Gilbert claimed that with more funding, she could deliver a COVID-19 vaccine by September 2020.
Eleni Nastouli is a Consultant Clinical Virologist at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) and Great Ormond Street Hospital. At UCLH Nastouli leads the Advanced Pathogen Diagnostics Unit, where she develops technologies for genome sequencing as well as studying how viruses are transmitted around hospitals. During the COVID-19 pandemic Nastouli led an investigation into infection rates amongst healthcare workers.
Peter Horby is a British medical doctor, epidemiologist, and Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the University of Oxford and chair of the UK government's New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG). He is the founder, and former director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Unit in Hanoi, Vietnam which was founded in 2006. In 2014, Horby established the Epidemic Research Group Oxford (ERGO). ERGO incorporates a number of international projects such as the European Commission funded PREPARE and the International Severe Acute Respiratory and Emerging Infection Consortium (ISARIC). In 2016, Horby became chair of ISARIC.
Kevin Marsh is a British Malariologist, academic and a researcher. He is a Professor of Tropical Medicine and Director of Africa Oxford Initiative at University of Oxford. He is also a senior advisor at African Academy of Sciences.
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