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University of Cambridge
Department of Genetics

Arboviruses, Influenza, Coronaviruses.

Research Interests

Computational Biology, Statistical Epidemiology, Mathematical Modeling, Bayesian Inference, Evolutionary Dynamics, Data Science, Machine Learning, Immunology, Pathogen Evolution


Dr. Lin Wang is a Research Associate in the Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge. Before joining Cambridge, he was a Chargé de recherche at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, and a postdoctoral fellow at the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control, School of Public Health, University of Hong Kong. He received his PhD from the Department of Electronic Engineering at Fudan University. He has an excellent track record in high-quality research publications. Many of his publications have had important impacts on our understanding of infectious disease dynamics and control, including the cost-effectiveness of COVID-19 dose-sparing vaccination strategies, age-specific mortality and immunity patterns of SARS-CoV-2, evolving transmission characteristics of SARS-CoV-2, and forecasting the global spread of emerging epidemics.


2021 Faculty Outstanding Research Output Award, The University of Hong Kong

2020 Distinguished Referee Award from the European Physical Society

Best Talk Award at the 2018 International Conference on Molecular Epidemiology and Evolutionary Genetics

Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award of Shanghai Municipality