I trained in Zoology followed by a PhD in viral epidemiology, out of which developed an enduring interest in the transmission dynamics and control of human viral pathogens. A post-doc period at Imperial College was followed by two years at Oxford and then Warwick from 1995, which remains my home institution where I am a Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology.
My research initially centred on vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles and HBV and involved collaborative studies in Ethiopia. In 2001, my interests shifted to the study of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) accompanying a move of scientific base to the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP) in Kilifi, Kenya.
This fascinating, antigenically diverse virus - a major cause of childhood pneumonia - remains a focus of my research up to today. Currently, I work within the Epidemiology and Demography Department, with research support primarily from a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award.
- Defining pathways of respiratory virus transmission leading to improved intervention strategies (Investigator Award in Biomedical Science)
Funded by: Wellcome Trust, Project Start Date 01-07-2014 - Project End Date 30-06-2019
Influenza activity in Kenya, 2007-2013 : timing, association with climatic factors, and implications for vaccination campaigns. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses, View
Emukule, Gideon O., Mott, Joshua A., Spreeuwenberg, Peter, Viboud, Cecile, Commanday, Alexander, Muthoka, Philip, Munywoki, Patrick K., Nokes, D. James, Velden, Koos van der, Paget, John W.
Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses (2016)
Kiti, Moses C., Tizzoni, Michele, Kinyanjui, Timothy M., Koech, Dorothy C., Munywoki, Patrick K., Meriac, Milosch, Cappa, Luca, Panisson, André, Barrat, Alain, Cattuto, Ciro, Nokes, D. James.
EPJ Data Science, 5(1), p.21. (2016)
Owor, Betty E., Masankwa, Geoffrey N., Mwango, Lilian C., Njeru, Regina W., Agoti, Charles N., Nokes, D. James.
BMC Infectious Diseases, 16 (1), p.301 (2016)
Agoti, Charles N., Kiyuka, Patience K., Kamau, Everlyn, Munywoki, Patrick K., Bett, Anne, van der Hoek, Lia, Kellam, Paul, Nokes, D. James, Cotten, Matthew.
Genome Announcements, 4 (4), pp. 1-2 (2016)
Molecular evolutionary dynamics of respiratory syncytial virus group A in recurrent epidemics in coastal Kenya.
Otieno, James R., Agoti, Charles N., Gitahi, Caroline W., Bett, Ann, Ngama, Mwanajuma, Medley, Graham F, Cane, Patricia A., Nokes, D. James.
Journal of Virology, 90 (10), pp. 4990-5002 (2016)
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