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Dr Colin Russell

Dr Colin Russell

Royal Society University Research Fellow

Principal Research Associate

Colin Russell is accepting applications for 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

Bedford T, S Riley, IG Barr, S Broor, M Chadha, NJ Cox, RS Daniels, CP Gunasekaran, AC Hurt, A Kelso, A Klimov, NS Lewis, X Li, JW McCauley, T Odagiri, V Potdar, A Rambaut, Y Shu, E Skepner, DJ Smith, MA Suchard, M Tashiro, D Wang, X Xu, P Lemey, CA Russell. Global circulation patterns of seasonal influenza viruses vary with antigenic driftNature. AOP 8 Jun (2015) article

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 assessmenteLife. 3:e03883. (2014) article

Fonville JM, SH Wilks, SL James, M Aban, L Xue, TC Jones, M Ventresca, A Fox, LNMH Pham Q, Tran ND, Y Wong, A Mosterin, LC Katzelnick, G van der Net, E Skepner, CA Russell, TD Kaplan, GF Rimmelzwaan, N Masurel, JC de Jong, A Palache, WEP Beyer, LQM Nguyen, H Wertheim, A Hurt, ADME Osterhaus, IG Barr, RAM Fouchier, P Horby, DJ Smith. Antibody landscapes after influenza virus infection or vaccinationScience. 346:996-1000. (2014) article

Neher R, CA Russell, BI Shraiman. Predicting evolution from the shape of genealogical treeseLife. 3:e03568. (2014) article

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 virusCell Host & Microbe. 15:692-705. (2014) *co-first authors article

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 evolutionScience. 342:976-979(2013) article

Russell CA, J Fonville, AEX Brown, DF Burke, DL Smith, S James, S Herfst, S van Boheeman, M Linster, EJ Schwauren, L Katzelnick, A Mosterin, T Kuiken, E Maher, G Neumann,  ADME Osterhaus, Y Kawaoka, RAM Fouchier, DJ Smith. The potential for airborne transmissible avian A/H5N1 influenza viruses to evolve in natureScience. 336:1541-1547. (2012) article

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. Antigenic and genetic characteristics of swine-origin 2009 A(H1N1) influenza viruses circulating in humansScience. 325:197-201. (2009) article

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. The global circulation of seasonal influenza A(H3N2) virusesScience. 320:340-346. (2008) article

 

A complete list of publications can be found here.