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International Women's Day 2019

last modified Jul 08, 2019 03:54 PM
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, CID is delighted to highlight the recent work of just a few of our principal investigators. If you are looking for new collaborators, speakers and chairs for conferences or panels, then do take a look through the CID Directory.


Dr Lydia Drumright (Department of Medicine)

Dr Lydia Drumright is University Lecturer in Clinical Informatics, Department of Medicine, and Co-Chair of the CID IRC. The Drumright Group uses a multi-disciplinary approach to investigate health problems, with emphasis on utilising modern technologies to advance our understanding of and address health concerns. The Group has applied their methods to the study of HIV, sexually transmitted infections, hepatitis C, tuberculosis, hepatitis A, influenza, norovirus and other healthcare associated infections (HCAIs). One example of a current project Dr Drumright is working on is the interdisciplinary AHRC project “Excising Infection in the Surgical Environment [ExISE]”, 2017-19. The project explores antimicrobial resistance and operating theatre design.


Professor Julia Gog (Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics)

Julia Gog is Professor of Mathematical Biology at the University of Cambridge, where she works on the mathematics of infectious diseases. Professor Gog worked on the BBC Pandemic citizen science project, with thousands of volunteers using a smartphone app, predicting the spread of an influenza pandemic. The results were broadcast on BBC 4 in Contagion! The BBC 4 Pandemic in March 2018. In July, Professor Gog received the Vice-Chancellor’s Impact Award for her work to produce mathematical modelling that helps predict how UK populations move and interact, and consequently how and where a virus would spread.


Professor Lisa Hall (Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology)

Lisa Hall is Professor of Analytical Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge. In 2018, Professor Hall became principal investigator on a new MRC/ Newton project, Affordable near-patient diagnostics to distinguish infectious diseases in the Philippines (AND2ID in Ph) (Oct 18-Sept 21). It was through Cambridge Infectious Diseases activities that Professor Hall and co-investigator on the project Estée Török (Medicine) started collaborating together. 


Professor Lalita Ramakrishnan (Department of Medicine)

Lalita Ramakrishnan is Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine, where she studies tuberculosis disease pathogenesis in the zebrafish. In 2018, she released new research finding that TB normally manifests within less than two years, which featured in The Telegraph (“Study challenges 'walking timebomb' view of TB”). She was also elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2018.

Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas

Effrossyni Gkrania-Klotsas, a Consultant in Infectious Diseases at Cambridge University Hospitals, has research interests in infectious diseases epidemiology, epidemiology of hospital infections and travel medicine epidemiology. She recently received a Winston Churchill Trust Memorial Fellowship  to travel to the USA to study the treatment of infections following organ transplants. She will use her findings to make the case for the creation of a dedicated transplant infection service in the UK.