Julia Gog

Julia Gog OBE is a mathematical biologist and was one of the six Guest Lecturers for the 2021 CHRISTMAS LECTURES.

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Julia Gog OBE is Professor of Mathematical Biology at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge and the David N. Moore Fellow and Director of Studies in Mathematics at Queens' College, Cambridge. Julia is co-lead of the JUNIPER consortium.

Julia is a specialist in modelling the spread and evolution of infectious diseases, particularly influenza and Covid-19. During the pandemic she has contributed to scientific advice to the UK government through Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and SPI-M, the group which provides input based on infectious disease modelling and epidemiology.

In 2020 Julia was awarded the Royal Society’s Rosalind Franklin prize, honorary membership of the Mathematical Association and an OBE for services to academia and the Covid-19 response.