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.

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

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

  • Erratum: Correction for Giovanetti et al., "Yellow Fever Virus Reemergence and Spread in Southeast Brazil, 2016-2019" (Journal of virology (2019) 94 1 PII: e02008-19)

  • Genomic Epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in Guangdong Province, China.

  • Genomic evidence of yellow fever virus in Aedes scapularis, southeastern Brazil, 2016.

  • The effect of human mobility and control measures on the COVID-19 epidemic in China.

  • Routes for COVID-19 importation in Brazil.

  • Author Correction: Metagenomic sequencing with spiked primer enrichment for viral diagnostics and genomic surveillance.

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