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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

Studying at Cambridge


Andromachi Karachaliou

Andromachi Karachaliou

Impact of MenAfriVac in the African meningitis belt.


I obtained a BSc at the University of Crete in Applied Mathematics before completing an MSc in Biomathematics at the University of Durham, UK. In November 2013 I joined the department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge as a Research Assistant in mathematical modelling of infectious diseases.

Subject groups/Research projects

Mathematical Biology:

Research Interests

I am particularly interested in studying the dynamics of infectious diseases in humans. 

My current work focuses on the development and application of mathematical models of NmA transmission and disease to help determine the impact of the initial immunisation campaigns and the optimal use of MenAfriVac in the longer term.


  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious disease dynamics
  • Mathematical modelling

Key Publications

Karachaliou A, Conlan AJ, Preziosi MP, Trotter CL. Modeling Long-term Vaccination Strategies With MenAfriVac in the African Meningitis Belt. Clin Infect Dis. 2015;61 Suppl 5:S594-600. doi: 10.1093/cid/civ508

Colombini A, Trotter C, Madrid Y, Karachaliou A, Preziosi MP. Costs of Neisseria meningitidis Group A Disease and Economic Impact of Vaccination in Burkina Faso. Clin Infect Dis. 2015;61 Suppl 5:S473-82. doi:10.1093/cid/civ600