Core Malaria Modelling

Core to our modelling work is the development and use of an individual-based model of malaria transmission dynamics known as OpenMalaria. This model is an open-source tool for simulating the dynamics of malaria transmission and epidemiology, and the impact of interventions on health and economic...

Ongoing
01.08.2021 - 31.07.2024
Research project
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
Disease Modelling, Disease Modelling and Intervention Dynamics
Melissa Penny , Nakul Chitnis
MODCOVID - Using model-based evidence to optimise medical intervention profiles and disease management strategies for COVID-19 control

During the current COVID-19 pandemic governments have imposed varying social-distance measures, and since 2021 vaccines, to reduce infection incidence and associated disease burden of coronavirus infectious disease (COVID- 19). Guidance is needed to design optimal profiles of medical interventions...

Ongoing
01.06.2020 - 31.12.2022
Research project
Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH)
Disease Modelling and Intervention Dynamics, Disease Modelling
Melissa Penny
BITE - Bite Interruption Towards Elimination

There has been substantial progress in reducing malaria transmission in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). However progress has stalled with reports of increase in the number of cases, multi-drug resistant malaria and pyrethroid-resistant mosquitoes. The risk of infection is greatest among mobile...

Ongoing
01.04.2020 - 31.12.2022
Research project
University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Health Interventions
Sarah Moore
NTDMC - NTD Modelling Consortium

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are at a crucial point in global policy decision making. Huge investments and global efforts have reduced the burden of these diseases in many of the poorest populations of the world. There are still significant investments required to meet the 2020 goals, laid out...

Ongoing
01.03.2018 - 28.02.2021
Research project
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF)
Ongoing
01.11.2015 - 31.08.2019
Research project
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
SNIS Mosquito Susceptibility - Increased susceptibility to Plasmodium falciparum of insecticide resistant Anopheles in West Africa

This project aims to assess how widespread the susceptibility to Plasmodium of insecticide-resistant Anopheles is, and to assess the risk associated with this phenomenon in relationship with human behavioural changes regarding their use of bed nets and insecticides.

Ongoing
01.10.2015 - 30.09.2017
Research project