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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge


Infectious diseases

Antimicrobial resistance

Zoonotic diseases

Mathematical models


Key publications: 

Key questions for modelling COVID-19 exit strategies. RN Thompson et al (2020) Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287:20201405.

Integrating mathematical models with experimental data to investigate the within-host dynamics of bacterial infections. M Vlazaki, J Huber, O Restif (2019) Pathogens and Disease 77 (8), ftaa001

Estimating undetected Ebola spillovers EE Glennon, FL Jephcott, O Restif, JLN Wood (2019) PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases 13 (6), e0007428

What is stirring in the reservoir? Modelling mechanisms of henipavirus circulation in fruit bat hosts  EE Glennon et al (2019) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 374 (1782), 20190021.

Transmission or Within-Host Dynamics Driving Pulses of Zoonotic Viruses in Reservoir–Host Populations RK Plowright, AJ Peel, DG Streicker, AT Gilbert, H McCallum, J Wood, M Baker and O Restif (2016) PLOS Negl Trop Dis 10 (8), e0004796

Model‐guided fieldwork: practical guidelines for multidisciplinary research on wildlife ecological and epidemiological dynamics. Restif O et al. (2012) Ecology Letters 15:1083. 

Senior Lecturer, Department of Veterinary Medicine
Dr Olivier  Restif

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01223 764963
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control of antibiotic and pesticide resistance for plant and animal diseases
infectious diseases