May report for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Modelling

5 May 2021

Outreach and engagement

Angus McLure contributed to an invited blog post for the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases, titled ‘Pooled effort to tackle pooled testing: modern software for analysis of molecular xenomonitoring data’. https://www.ntdsupport.org/cor-ntd/blog/pooled-effort-tackle-pooled-testing-modern-software-analysis-molecular-xenomonitoring

Other news

Angus McLure had a R package accepted to CRAN. It’s called pool PoolTestR. It’s for prevalence estimation and regression modelling with pool-tested (group-tested) data. https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/PoolTestR/index.html

Papers accepted/published:

  1. Lidbury BA, Koerbin G, Richardson AM, Badrick T. Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase (GGT) Is the Leading External Quality Assurance Predictor of ISO15189 Compliance for Pathology Laboratories. Diagnostics. 2021; 11(4):692. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics11040692
  2. Lidbury BA (2021) Ross River Virus Immune Evasion Strategies and the Relevance to Post-viral Fatigue, and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Onset. Front. Med. 8:662513. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2021.662513.

Parry AE, Kirk MD, Durrheim DN, Olowokure B, Colquhoun SM, Housen T. Shaping applied epidemiology workforce training to strengthen emergency response: a global survey of applied epidemiologists, 2019-2020 BMC Human Resources for Health (accepted)