Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineSchool of Public Health

Visiting Professor



+44 (0)20 7594 3622x.didelot




G30Medical SchoolSt Mary's Campus





I am a visiting professor in statistical epidemiology and genomics from the School of Life Sciences and the Department of Statistics at the University of Warwick. I am also a theme leader of the NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Modelling MethodologyFor more details about my research interests, please see my personal website.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Volz E, Didelot X, 2018, Modeling the growth and decline of pathogen effective population size provides insight into epidemic dynamics and drivers of antimicrobial resistance, Systematic Biology, Vol:67, ISSN:1063-5157, Pages:719-728

Collins C, Didelot X, 2018, A phylogenetic method to perform genome-wide association studies in microbes that accounts for population structure and recombination, PLOS Computational Biology, Vol:14, ISSN:1553-734X

Whittles L, White PJ, Didelot X, 2017, Estimating the fitness cost and benefit of cefixime resistance in Neisseria gonorrhoeae to inform prescription policy: a modelling study, PLOS Medicine, Vol:14, ISSN:1549-1277

Dingle KE, Didelot X, Quan TP, et al., 2017, Effects of control interventions on Clostridium difficile infection in England: an observational study, Lancet Infectious Diseases, Vol:17, ISSN:1473-3099, Pages:411-421

Ledda A, Price JR, Cole K, et al., 2017, Re-emergence of methicillin susceptibility in a resistant lineage of Staphylococcus aureus, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Vol:72, ISSN:1460-2091, Pages:1285-1288

Didelot X, Fraser C, Gardy J, et al., 2017, Genomic infectious disease epidemiology in partially sampled and ongoing outbreaks, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Vol:34, ISSN:1537-1719, Pages:997-1007

Ansari MA, Didelot X, 2016, Bayesian Inference of the Evolution of a Phenotype Distribution on a Phylogenetic Tree, Genetics, Vol:204, ISSN:1943-2631, Pages:89-98

Didelot X, Dordel J, Whittles LK, et al., 2016, Genomic analysis and comparison of two gonorrhoea outbreaks, MBIO, Vol:7, ISSN:2150-7511

Whittles L, Didelot X, 2016, Epidemiological analysis of the Eyam plague outbreak of 1665-6, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, Vol:283, ISSN:0080-4649

Didelot X, Walker AS, Peto TE, et al., 2016, Within-host evolution of bacterial pathogens, Nature Reviews Microbiology, Vol:14, ISSN:1740-1526, Pages:150-162

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