Nuno Faria

Departmental Research Lecturer


Research Interests

My research focuses on investigating the patterns of gene flow in pathogen populations. I am particularly interested in phylogenetic methods of sequence analysis that combine genetic, spatial and ecological information. Specific questions involve (i) uncovering the spatiotemporal dynamics of human and animal pathogens, (ii) identifying factors underlying pathogen spread and dynamics at different scales (e.g. geographic regions, body compartments) and (iii) investigating the drivers of cross-species transmission and host shifts.






Selected Publications

  • Faria NR et al (2016) Mobile real-time surveillance of Zika virus in Brazil. Genome Medicine in press
    Faria NR et al (2016) Zika virus in the Americas: early epidemiological and genetic findings. Science 352:345-9
    Nunes MR et al (2015) Emergence and potential for spread of chikungunya virus in Brazil. BMC Medicine 13:102
    Faria NR et al (2014) The early spread and epidemic ignition of HIV-1 in human populations. Science 346:56-61
    Nunes MR et al (2014) Air travel is associated with intracontinental spread of dengue virus serotypes 1-3 in Brazil. PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 8:e2769
    Faria NR et al (2013) Simultaneously reconstructing viral cross-species transmission history and identifying the underlying constraints. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Series B 368:20120196 
    Faria NR et al (2012) Phylogeographical footprint of colonial history in the global dispersal of human immunodeficiency virus type 2 group A. Journal of General Virology 93:889-99
    Faria NR et al (2011) Toward a quantitative understanding of viral phylogeography. Current Opinion in Virology 1:423-9