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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Simon Watson

Simon Watson

Investigating the diversity, ecology, and molecular evolution of influenza virus in human, swine, and avian hosts

Departments and Institutes

Wellcome Sanger Institute:


  • Genomics
  • Evolution
  • Ecology
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Pathogen Evolution
  • Cross-species transmission
  • Bioinformatics
  • Sequencing
  • Dynamics


  • Emerging viral diseases
  • Influenza (Flu)