Oliver Pybus

Oliver Pybus, DPhil, BSc, MSc is Professor of Evolution & Infectious Disease at the University of Oxford, UK, and a Professorial Fellow of New College, Oxford. He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Virus Evolution and received the Scientific Medal of the Zoological Society of London and the Daiwa Adrian Prize. He investigates the evolution and epidemiology of infectious diseases, particularly pathogenic RNA viruses. His research includes (i) the molecular epidemiology and epidemic history of HIV and hepatitis C, particularly in Asia and Africa, (ii) the global evolution of influenza viruses, (iii) virus and immune dynamics during chronic viral infection, (iv) the evolution of flaviviruses, and (v) the development of new techniques for tracking and predicting virus transmission.