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Cambridge Immunology Network



My research is in the mathematics of infectious diseases.

Current projects include:

  • Models of influenza strain dynamics
  • Within-host dynamics of influenza
  • In vitro dynamics of Salmonella
  • Bioinformatic methods to detect RNA signals in viruses


Key publications: 

Kissler, S. M., Gog, J. R., Viboud, C., Charu, V., Bjørnstad, O. N., Simonsen, L., 14 Grenfell, B. T. (2019). Geographic transmission hubs of the 2009 influenza pandemic in the United States. Epidemics.

Gog, J. R., Lever, A. M., & Skittrall, J. P. (2018). A new method for detecting signal regions in ordered sequences of real numbers, and application to viral genomic data. PloS one, 13(4), e0195763.

Klepac, P., Kissler, S., & Gog, J. (2018). Contagion! The BBC Four Pandemic– The model behind the documentary. Epidemics.

Simonsen, L., Gog, J. R., Olson, D., & Viboud, C. (2016) Infectious disease surveillance in the big data era: towards faster and locally relevant systems. J. Infectious Diseases 214, sup 4., S380-385

Kucharski, A. J., Andreasen, V., & Gog, J. R. (2016). Capturing the dynamics of pathogens with many strains. Journal of mathematical biology, 72(1-2), 1-24.

Wikramaratna, P. S., Kucharski, A., Gupta, S., Andreasen, V., McLean, A. R., & Gog, J. R. (2015). Five challenges in modelling interacting strain dynamics. Epidemics, 10, 31-34.

Gog, J. R., Pellis, L., Wood, J. L., McLean, A. R., Arinaminpathy, N., & Lloyd-Smith, J. O. (2015). Seven challenges in modeling pathogen dynamics within-host and across scales. Epidemics, 10, 45-48.

Gog, J.R., Ballesteros, S., Viboud, C., Simonsen, L., Bjornstad, O.N., Shaman, J., Chao, D.L., Khan, F. and Grenfell, B.T., (2014). Spatial transmission of 2009 pandemic influenza in the US. PLoS Computational Biology, 10(6), p.e1003635.

Other Professional Activities

Public Involvement/Engagement

​Professor Julia Gog has regular media apearences and is strogly involved in public engagement.

Professor Julia  Gog
Not available for consultancy


Person keywords: 
mathematical models of the immune response