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Dr Colin Russell

Dr Colin Russell

Royal Society University Research Fellow

Principal Research Associate

Colin Russell is interested in taking PhD students.

Colin Russell is available for consultancy.

Department of Veterinary Medicine
Madingley Road

Cambridge CB3 0ES
Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 761358

Research Interests

 

My research interests lie at the interface of infectious disease epidemiology and evolution. In particular, I am interested in how epidemiology shapes the evolutionary dynamics of antigenically variable pathogens, focusing on influenza viruses as a model system.

 

Keywords

  • Genomics
  • Ecology
  • Genetics
  • Influenza
  • Simulation
  • Epidemiology
  • Virus
  • Antigenic Cartography
  • Vaccine
  • Bioinformatics
  • Immune Evasion
  • Dynamics
  • Persistence

Topics

  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Malaria
  • Viral encephalitis
  • Foot and Mouth Disease
  • Dengue fever
  • Public Health

Equipment

  • Statistical Methods
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Computational modelling
  • Binding assays

Key Publications

Russell CA, P Kasson, RO Donis, J Dunbar, J Asher, S Burke, CT Davis, R Garten, S Gnanakaran, S Hay, S Herfst, N Lewis, J Lloyd-Smith, C Macken, S Maurer-Stroh, E Neuhaus, C Parrish, K Pepin, A Rambaut, S Riley, S Shepard, DL Smith, D Suarez, S Trock, M-A Widdowson, D George, M Lipsitch, JD Bloom. Improving pandemic influenza risk assessment. eLife. 3:e03883. (2014)

Neher R, CA Russell, BI Shraiman. Predicting evolution from the shape of genealogical trees. eLifeIn press. (2014)

Watanabe T*, G Zhang*, CA Russell*, N Nakajima, M Hatta, A Hanson, R McBride, S Watanabe, M Imai, G Neumann, H Hasegawa, J Paulson, DJ Smith, Y Kawaoka. Circulating avian influenza viruses with pandemic potential due to their relatedness to the 1918 virus. Cell Host & Microbe. 15:692-705. (2014) *co-first authors 

Koel BF,  DF Burke, TM Bestebroer, S van der Vliet, GCM Zondag, G Vervaet, E Skepner, NS Lewis, MIJ Spronken, CA Russell, MY Eropkin, AC Hurt, IG Barr, JC de Jong, GF Rimmelzwaan, ADME Osterhaus, RAM Fouchier, DJ Smith. Substitutions near the receptor binding site determine major antigenic change during influenza virus evolution. Science. 342:976-979(2013)

Russell CA, JM Fonville, AEX Brown, DF Burke, DL Smith, SL James, S Herfst, S van Boheemen, M Linster, EJ Schrauwen, L Katzelnick, A Mosterin, T Kuiken, E Maher, G Neumann, ADME Osterhaus, Y Kawaoka, RAM Fouchier, DJ Smith. 2012. The potential for respiratory droplet transmissible A/H5N1 influenza virus to evolve in a mammalian host. Science. 336: 1541-1547.

Garten RJ, CT Davis, CA Russell, B Shu, S Lindstrom, A Balish, WM Sessions, X Xu, E Skepner, V Deyde, M Okomo-Adhiambo, L Gubareva, J Barnes, CB Smith, SL Emery, MJ Hillman, P Rivailler, J Smagala, M de Graaf, DF Burke, RAM Fouchier, C Pappas, CM Alpuche-Aranda, H López-Gatell, H Olivera, I López, CA Myers, D Faix, PJ Blair, C Yu, KM Keene, PD Dotson, D Boxrud, AR Sambol, SH Abid, K St. George, T Bannerman, AL Moore, DJ Stringer, P Blevins, GJ Demmler-Harrison, M Ginsberg, P Kriner, S Waterman, S Smole, HF Guevara, EA Belongia, PA Clark, ST Beatrice, R Donis, J Katz, L Finelli, CB Bridges, M Shaw, DB Jernigan, TM Uyeki, DJ Smith, AI Klimov, NJ Cox. 2009. Antigenic and genetic characteristics of swine- origin 2009 A(H1N1) influenza viruses circulating in humans. Science. 325:197-201.

Russell CA, TC Jones, IG Barr, NJ Cox, R Garten, V Gregory, I Gust, AW Hampson, AJ Hay, AC Hurt, JC de Jong, AI Klimov, T Kageyama, N Komadina, AS Lapedes, YP Lin, A Mosterin, M Obuchi, T Odagiri, ADME Osterhaus, GF Rimmelzwaan, MW Shaw, E Skepner, K Stohr, M Tashiro, RAM Fouchier, DJ Smith. 2008. The global circulation of seasonal influenza A(H3N2) viruses. Science. 320:340-346.