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Please note: The BDI seminar rooms are full to capacity.

The event will also be livestreamed to the Bernand Sunley Lecture Theatre at St Catherine's College, so please go there if you would like to view the event.



Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and prospects for COVID-19 control

Dr Conall Watson, Senior Research Fellow, Epidemic Diseases Research Group,Nuffield Department of Medicine

Consultant in Health Protection, Public Health England South East Centre


NHS hospitals and the impact of SARS-CoV-2

Dr Katie Jeffery, Consultant Microbiologist, Director of Infection Prevention and ControlJohn Radcliffe Hospital


The ethics of research in global emergencies

Prof Michael Parker, Director of the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, and the Ethox Centre, Nuffield Department of Population Health


How pre-symptomatic transmission and mild disease affect prevention and resilience: building on lessons from SARS-2003 and Influenza-2009

Prof Christophe Fraser, Senior Group Leader in Pathogen Dynamics at the Big Data Institute, Nuffield Department of Medicine


Successes and challenges: lessons from the Ebola outbreak

Prof Trudie Lang, Professor of Global Health Research, Head of the Global Health Network and Senior Research Scientist in Tropical Medicine, Nuffield Department of Medicine



Forthcoming events

Infectious Disease Seminar Series: What can we learn from fakes?”

Monday, 05 June 2023, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI Seminar Room LG 0-1, Old Road Campus, Headington, OX3 7LF

Infectious Disease Seminar Series: Evidence on the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions

Monday, 12 June 2023, 1pm to 2pm @ BDI/OxPop Building Seminar Room LG 0-1, Old Road Campus, Headington, OX3 7LF

Alcohol phenotypes and how they are related to fMRI derived brain health measurements

Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 11am to 12pm @ Big Data Institute LG 0 Seminar room

Folic acid fortification and disease prevention

Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 1pm to 2pm @ Richard Doll Lecture Theatre, Richard Doll Building, Old Road Campus, OX3 7LF