Dynamics and Control of Infectious Diseases
The sudden appearance and rapid spread of an infectious diseases can pose a serious threat to human or animal populations that calls for immediate actions by national and international health agencies. Their response is guided by epidemiological models whose primary use is to provide means of comparing the effectiveness of different containment strategies. The focus of our group is to quantify, how heterogeneity of the infection process affects the course of an infectious disease. In particular, we are interested in the effect of indiviudal variation in disease transmission on control strategies in the early phase of an epidemic outbreak and the consequences of spatially varying infection rates on travel restrictions.
Members working within this Project:Theo Geisel
Former Members:Jan Nagler
Jakob J. Metzger