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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Kyriaki Giorgakoudi

Dr Kyriaki Giorgakoudi

Research associate


I am a biomathematician and I am particularly interested in modelling infectious diseases. I obtained a BSc in Mathematics (2008) at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and an MSc in Operational Research with Risk (2009) at the University of Edinburgh. My PhD, which was carried out jointly in the Pirbright Institute and Loughborough University, focused on within-host models of foot-and-mouth disease virus. Since April 2014, I have been based in the Cambridge Disease Dynamics Unit investigating the cost-effectiveness of Group B Streptococcus vaccination of pregnant women.

Subject groups/Research projects

Mathematical Biology:

Research Interests

I work at the interface between mathematics and biology, with my interests spreading in the directions of systems biology, epidemiology and health economic models.


  • Mathematical modelling
  • Host-pathogen interaction
  • Innate Immunity
  • Vaccines
  • Epidemiology
  • Bacterial meningitis
  • Systems Biology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Foot and Mouth disease virus


Key Publications

Giorgakoudi K, Gubbins S, Ward J, Juleff N, Zhang Z, Schley D. Using mathematical modelling to explore hypotheses about the role of bovine epithelium structure in foot-and-mouth disease virus-induced cell lysis. PLoS ONE. 2015; 10(10): e0138571. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138571