Malaria Group’s James Chirombo to Attend IDM’S 6th Symposium

James Chirombo, a PhD student in the malaria group will attend the Institute for Disease Modelling (IDM) 6th annual disease modelling symposium to be held from 16-18 April 2018 in Seattle, Washington, USA. James will present part of his PhD work on the spatio-temporal modelling of malaria incidence and climate interactions in Malawi.


As an institute, IDM focuses on the development of mathematical and statistical modelling tools to support disease eradication programmes and other global health endeavours. This year’s symposium theme is software accelerating research. Many of the talks will focus on various software modelling tools and algorithms which can help address difficult epidemiological questions.