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Mr James Alexander Cox

Graduate Student
Mr James Alexander Cox

Epidemiological Modelling

Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling

Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3EA
Office Phone: 01223 330229


As an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge, James obtained a first class BA degree in Natural Sciences and a first class MSci degree in Experimental and Theoretical Physics.

His previous research includes computational modelling of epidemic dynamics in networks with Dr Sergei Taraskin at the University of Cambridge, and experimental work into the quantum mechanical dynamics of molecular reactions with Professor Roland Wester at the University of Freiburg in Germany.

Research Interests

James uses stochastic computational models to produce risk maps from airborne pathogens. He recently modelled the risk of airborne incursion of ash dieback disease into the UK. He is currently modelling the threat of Ug99 wheat stem rust to important wheat growing regions on the Indian subcontinent. He works in collaboration with UK Met Office.


James supervises Natural Science undergraduates in mathematical biology for Corpus Christi and Clare College.

He is an instructor on the Wellcome Trust Advanced Course "Mathematical Modelling for Infectious Disease Dynamics".

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