Dr Nuno Faria

Research Interests

I investigate the epidemiology and evolution of rapidly evolving viruses circulating in human, vector and animal populations. I am also interested in strengthening the scientific evidence base for public health surveillance to enhance the capacity of the research and health systems, and to prepare for current and future outbreaks of emerging and re-emerging arboviruses. 

Other Information:
I am the UK Principal Investigator of the CADDE centre (Centre for Arbovirus Discovery, Diagnostics, Genomics and Epidemiology), an international MRC-FAPESP partnership grant with Institute Tropical Medicine at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. I have previously co-led the ZiBRA project in Brazil. I am a Wellcome Trust and Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow and an Associate of the Oxford Martin School Programme on Pandemic Genomics. I am also a Research Fellow in the Sciences at Balliol College.

  • Evolution and epidemic spread of SARS-CoV-2 in Brazil.

  • Fatal outcome of chikungunya virus infection in Brazil

  • Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of the COVID-19 epidemic in Brazil.

  • Genomic Surveillance of Yellow Fever Virus Epizootic in São Paulo, Brazil, 2016 - 2018.

  • Serial Interval Distribution of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Brazil

  • Serial Interval Distribution of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Brazil

  • Genomic surveillance reveals multiple introductions of SARS-CoV-2 into Northern California.

  • Sampling bias and incorrect rooting make phylogenetic network tracing of SARS-COV-2 infections unreliable.

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