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Associate Professor of Computational and Genomic Epidemiology
Moritz's research addresses questions related to the spatial spread of infectious diseases. Specifically he is concerned with the impact of human behaviour on pathogen dynamics and how novel insights can be best translated into effective and sustainable policies to reduce the burden from infectious pathogens. Our groups research melds techniques from statistics, epidemiology, software engineering, genomics, ecology, and network science.
Moritz finished his DPhil in 2017, was a NIH research fellow at Harvard Medical School, and is now a Branco Weiss Research Fellow in the Department of Biology and Reuben College at the University of Oxford and a Lead Researcher on the Oxford Martin Programme on Pandemic Genomics. He is also the co-founder of Global health (https://www.global.health/), an interdisciplinary programme to advance data science and software engineering capacity in health research and policy.
I lead a group of postdocs, software developers, research assistants and DPhil students and we are recruiting postdocs at regular intervals and can supervise DPhil students from programmes at the University of Oxford. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in joining the group or collaborating with us.
Dispersal patterns and influence of air travel during the global expansion of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern.
Tegally H. et al, (2023), Cell, 186, 3277 - 3290.e16
Genomic assessment of invasion dynamics of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron BA.1.
Tsui JL-H. et al, (2023), Science (New York, N.Y.), 381, 336 - 343
Trends and spatiotemporal patterns of arboviral spread in Mexico and Central America
Gutierrez B. et al, (2023)
Global disparities in SARS-CoV-2 genomic surveillance.
Brito AF. et al, (2022), Nature communications, 13
The Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in Wuhan was the early epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Worobey M. et al, (2022), Science (New York, N.Y.), 377, 951 - 959