Julia Gog

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Julia Gog

Julia Rose Gog
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge (MA, PhD)
Scientific career
FieldsMathematical biology[1]
InstitutionsUniversity of Cambridge
ThesisThe dynamics of multiple strains of an infectious disease (2003)
InfluencesBryan Grenfell[2][3]
Websitewww.damtp.cam.ac.uk/person/jrg20 Edit this at Wikidata

Julia Rose Gog OBE is a British mathematician and Professor of mathematical biology in the faculty of mathematics at the University of Cambridge.[4][5] She is also a David N. Moore fellow, director of studies in mathematics at Queens' College, Cambridge[6] and a member of both the Cambridge immunology network and the infectious diseases interdisciplinary research centre.[7][8][9]


Gog was educated at the University of Cambridge where she was awarded a Master of Arts degree[when?] followed by PhD in 2003.[10]

Career and research[edit]

Gog is a specialist in mathematical and theoretical biology[1][11][12] and the study of infectious diseases,[13][14][2][3] particularly influenza[15][16][17][18] and coronavirus disease 2019.[19] In 2020, she served on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) advising the government of the United Kingdom on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.[20]

Gog's paper The influenza virus: it's all in the packaging was included in the book 50 Visions of Mathematics,[21] published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA), a book "designed to showcase the beauty of mathematics ... without frying your brain".

Her research has been funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).[22]

Awards and honours[edit]

In 2015 Gog was awarded Pilkington Prize for excellence in teaching by the University of Cambridge,[23] and in 2016 she was involved in the National Young Mathematicians’ Awards, a project in which 490 schools competed.[24][25] She was awarded the Whitehead Prize in 2017 by the London Mathematical Society,[26] and the Rosalind Franklin prize by the Royal Society in 2020.[27]

Gog was awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (URF) which she held from 2004 to 2012.[6]

In 2017, Gog was one of 13 mathematicians featured in the touring photographic exhibition Women of Mathematics. It showed photographs by Noel Tovia Matoff and extracts from interviews with the women.[28][29]

In 2020, Gog won the Rosalind Franklin Award. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2020 Birthday Honours for services to academia and the COVID-19 response.[30][31]


  1. ^ a b Julia Gog publications indexed by Google Scholar Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b Grenfell, Bryan T.; Pybus, Oliver; Gog, Julia; Wood, James; Daly, Janet; Mumford, Jenny; Holmes, Edward C. (2004). "Unifying the Epidemiological and Evolutionary Dynamics of Pathogens". Science. 303 (5656): 327–332. doi:10.1126/science.1090727. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 14726583. S2CID 4017704. closed access
  3. ^ a b Gog, J. R.; Grenfell, B. T. (2002). "Dynamics and selection of many-strain pathogens". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 99 (26): 17209–17214. doi:10.1073/pnas.252512799. ISSN 0027-8424. PMC 139294. PMID 12481034.
  4. ^ Julia Gog publications from Europe PubMed Central
  5. ^ "Dr Julia Gog". damtp.cam.ac.uk. University of Cambridge. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Dr Julia Gog". queens.cam.ac.uk. Queens' College Cambridge. Archived from the original on 22 April 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Dr Julia Gog". Cambridge Immunology Network. immunology.cam.ac.uk. University of Cambridge. 19 October 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Dr Julia Gog". Cambridge Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Research Centre. infectiousdisease.cam.ac.uk. University of Cambridge. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  9. ^ Solong, Marianne (2017). "Women of mathematics: Julia Gog". plus.maths.org. Plus Magazine. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  10. ^ Gog, Julia Rose (2003). The dynamics of multiple strains of an infectious disease. lib.cam.ac.uk (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 894594329. EThOS uk.bl.ethos.619522.
  11. ^ Julia Gog at DBLP Bibliography Server Edit this at Wikidata
  12. ^ Julia Gog publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database. (subscription required)
  13. ^ Ferguson, Neil M.; Gog, Julia R.; Ballesteros, Sébastien; Viboud, Cécile; Simonsen, Lone; Bjornstad, Ottar N.; Shaman, Jeffrey; Chao, Dennis L.; Khan, Farid; Grenfell, Bryan T. (2014). "Spatial Transmission of 2009 Pandemic Influenza in the US". PLOS Computational Biology. 10 (6): e1003635. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1003635. ISSN 1553-7358. PMC 4055284. PMID 24921923.
  14. ^ Gog, Julia; Woodroffe, Rosie; Swinton, Jonathan (2002). "Disease in endangered metapopulations: the importance of alternative hosts". Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences. 269 (1492): 671–676. doi:10.1098/rspb.2001.1667. ISSN 0962-8452. PMC 1690941. PMID 11934357.
  15. ^ Simonsen, L.; Viboud, C.; Grenfell, B. T.; Dushoff, J.; Jennings, L.; Smit, M.; Macken, C.; Hata, M.; Gog, J.; Miller, M. A.; Holmes, E. C. (2007). "The Genesis and Spread of Reassortment Human Influenza A/H3N2 Viruses Conferring Adamantane Resistance". Molecular Biology and Evolution. 24 (8): 1811–1820. doi:10.1093/molbev/msm103. ISSN 0737-4038. PMID 17522084.
  16. ^ Gog, Julia R.; Afonso, Emmanuel Dos Santos; Dalton, Rosa M.; Leclercq, India; Tiley, Laurence; Elton, Debra; von Kirchbach, Johann C.; Naffakh, Nadia; Escriou, Nicolas; Digard, Paul (2007). "Codon conservation in the influenza A virus genome defines RNA packaging signals". Nucleic Acids Research. 35 (6): 1897–1907. doi:10.1093/nar/gkm087. ISSN 0305-1048. PMC 1874621. PMID 17332012.
  17. ^ Hutchinson, E. C.; von Kirchbach, J. C.; Gog, J. R.; Digard, P. (2009). "Genome packaging in influenza A virus". Journal of General Virology. 91 (2): 313–328. doi:10.1099/vir.0.017608-0. ISSN 0022-1317. PMID 19955561.
  18. ^ Pekosz, Andrew; Wise, Helen M.; Hutchinson, Edward C.; Jagger, Brett W.; Stuart, Amanda D.; Kang, Zi H.; Robb, Nicole; Schwartzman, Louis M.; Kash, John C.; Fodor, Ervin; Firth, Andrew E.; Gog, Julia R.; Taubenberger, Jeffery K.; Digard, Paul (2012). "Identification of a Novel Splice Variant Form of the Influenza A Virus M2 Ion Channel with an Antigenically Distinct Ectodomain". PLOS Pathogens. 8 (11): e1002998. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1002998. ISSN 1553-7374. PMC 3486900. PMID 23133386.
  19. ^ Gog, Julia R. (2020). "How you can help with COVID-19 modelling". Nature Reviews Physics. 2 (6): 274–275. doi:10.1038/s42254-020-0175-7. ISSN 2522-5820. PMC 7144181. PMID 34172979.
  20. ^ Anon (2020). "List of participants of SAGE and related sub-groups". gov.uk. London.
  21. ^ Gog, Julia (2014). "The influenza virus: it's all in the packaging". In Parc, Sam (ed.). 50 Visions of Mathematics. Oxford University Press. pp. 72–74. ISBN 9780198701811. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  22. ^ Anon (2020). "UK government grants awarded to Julia Rose Gog". ukri.org. Swindon: UK Research and Innovation. Archived from the original on 26 August 2020.
  23. ^ Anon (2017). "Prize Winners". Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning. cctl.cam.ac.uk. University of Cambridge. Archived from the original on 13 May 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  24. ^ Joshi, Amita (7 January 2016). "North Ealing Primary School whizz kids become finalists in National Mathematician's Award". mylondon.news. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  25. ^ Lewis, Haydn (2015). "York youngsters beat 490 other school teams to become national maths champions". yorkpress.co.uk. The Press. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  26. ^ Lawson-Perfect, Christian (2017). "LMS prize winners announced". aperiodical.com. The Aperiodical. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  27. ^ Anon (2020). "Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award and Lecture". royalsociety.org. London: Royal Society. Archived from the original on 5 August 2020.
  28. ^ Anon (2017). "About Women in Maths". womeninmath.net. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  29. ^ Anon (2017). "Women of mathematics". plus.maths.org. Plus Magazine. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  30. ^ "No. 63142". The London Gazette (Supplement). 10 October 2020. p. B67.
  31. ^ Brackley, Paul (9 October 2020). "Queen's Birthday Honours and Covid honours 2020: All the Cambridgeshire recipients including Sam Davies, Julia Gog and Chris Jenkin". Cambridge Independent.