Dr Jordan P. Skittrall

Career

  • 2019-present  Mason Medical Research Fellow, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge
  • 2019-present  Honorary Specialty Registrar in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, Cambridge University Hospitals
  • 2018-2019  Specialty Registrar in Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, Cambridge University Hospitals
  • 2015-2018  Academic Clinical Fellow in Infectious Diseases, East of England Deanery
  • 2013-2015  Academic Foundation Programme doctor, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals
  • 2009-2013  Student, Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine
  • 2006-2009  Ph.D. in theoretical physics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

Research

I am a clinical academic working in the Disease Dynamics group. My research interests lie at the interface between mathematics and molecular virology. I work to develop and apply novel signal processing algorithms to viral genetic data with a view to discovery of previously unrecognised regions of structural and/or functional importance in viruses. This allows us to understand better the life cycle and pathogenicity of these agents and so focus on how we can disrupt the life cycle and avoid, attenuate or cure disease. At present my focus is on flaviviruses (including, amongst others, dengue, Zika, yellow fever and tick-borne encephalitis viruses); I also have some ongoing work into HIV.

Selected Publications

For a full list of publications, please see my ORCID profile.

  • A scale-free analysis of the HIV-1 genome demonstrates multiple conserved regions of structural and functional importance. Jordan P. Skittrall, Carin K. Ingemarsdotter, Julia R. Gog, Andrew M.L. Lever. PLoS Comput Biol 15(9): e1007345.
  • A new method for detecting signal regions in ordered sequences of real numbers, and application to viral genomic data. Julia R. Gog, Andrew M.L. Lever, Jordan P. Skittrall. PLoS ONE 13(4): e0195763.