Professor Sunetra Gupta

Research Interests

My main area of interest is the evolution of diversity in pathogens, with particular reference to the infectious disease agents that are responsible for malaria, influenza and bacterial meningitis. I use simple mathematical models to generate new hypotheses regarding the processes that determine the population structure of these pathogens. I work closely with laboratory and field scientists both to develop these hypotheses and to test them.

Additional Information

I have an interest in the public understanding of science and also in the connections between science and literature at the level of language and narrative.

  • SARS-CoV-2 antibody prevalence, titres and neutralising activity in an antenatal cohort, United Kingdom, 14 April to 15 June 2020.

  • In Memoriam Professor Lord Robert May of Oxford (1936-2020)

  • High residual carriage of vaccine-serotype Streptococcus pneumoniae after introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Malawi.

  • Hepatitis B virus seroepidemiology data for Africa: Modelling intervention strategies based on a systematic review and meta-analysis.

  • Determinants of high residual post-PCV13 pneumococcal vaccine type carriage in Blantyre, Malawi: a modelling study

  • Determinants of high residual post-PCV13 pneumococcal vaccine-type carriage in Blantyre, Malawi: a modelling study.

  • Increased frequency of travel in the presence of cross-immunity may act to decrease the chance of a global pandemic.

  • Estimating the burden of α-thalassaemia in Thailand using a comprehensive prevalence database for Southeast Asia.

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Graduate Studies