My research involves building and analysing mathematical models of pathogen spread and evolution. I use stochastic and deterministic modelling approaches, and parameterise the models using statistical parameter inference techniques such as Markov chain Monte Carlo and approximate Bayesian computation. Current projects that I am working on include developing a mathematical framework for forecasting the strains of HIV that are most likely to be transmitted, and investigating the impact of differing immune responses in different hosts on the evolution of chronic viruses. If you are interested in collaborating with me on a project, please get in touch. For more information about me, see my personal website.
For an up-to-date publication list, see www.robin-thompson.co.uk/publications