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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Gerry Tonkin-Hill

Gerry  Tonkin-Hill

WSI/Department of Veterinary Medicine

PhD Student

Applied statisticianinvestigating transmission in endemic diseases such as Streptococcus pneumoniae


I investigate transmission in endemic diseases such as Streptococcus pneumoniae

Key Projects, Countries, and Partners:

Cambodia-Oxford Medical Research Unit

Departments and Institutes

Wellcome Sanger Institute:


  • Genomics
  • Mathematical Modelling
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Bioinformatics


  • Streptococcus


  • Mathematical modelling
  • Computational modelling

Key Publications

Chou, Evelyn S, Sabia Z Abidi, Marian Teye, Aleksandra Leliwa-Sytek, Thomas S Rask, Simon A Cobbold, Gerry Q Tonkin-Hill, et al. 2017. “A High Parasite Density Environment Induces Transcriptional Changes and Cell Death in Plasmodium Falciparum Blood Stages.” FEBS J., December. doi:10.1111/febs.14370.

Lees, John A, Simon R Harris, Gerry Tonkin-Hill, Rebecca A Gladstone, Stephanie W Lo, Jeffrey N Weiser, Jukka Corander, Stephen D Bentley, and Nicholas J Croucher. 2019. “Fast and Flexible Bacterial Genomic Epidemiology with Poppunk.” Genome Research 29 (2). Cold Spring Harbor Lab: 304–16.

Lees, John A, Gerry Tonkin-Hill, and Stephen D Bentley. 2017. “Stronger Together.” Nat. Rev. Microbiol., August. doi:10.1038/nrmicro.2017.95.