Infectious Disease Dynamics Unit

Publication Estimating the transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 29Nov21

Publication - Estimating the transmissibility of SARS-CoV-2 during periods
of high, low and zero case incidence. Click on picture to read full article

New name for CEB's infectious diseases modelling unit

The Modelling and Simulation Unit in the Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics is changing its name to the Infectious Disease Dynamics Unit (IDDU). The new name reflects the unit's focus on infectious diseases, and in particular how modelling and advanced analytics underpin our research on the dynamics of infection and transmission. Our research is supported by the NHMRC, Australian Research Council and multiple government departments. Our current projects focus on viral respiratory disease surveillance, COVID-19 and influenza situational assessment, epidemic forecasting and pandemic preparedness. We are a key node in the wider Parkville precinct infectious diseases modelling and analytics network, working on collaborative projects with staff and students in the School of Mathematics and Statistics, School of Computing and Information Systems, Doherty Institute and WEHI.

Professor James McCaw

Professor of Mathematical Biology | School of Mathematics & Statistics; and

Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health