Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (H.F.R.I.) Scholarship toa PhD candidate from the Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics
Ms. Vasiliki Engeli received a scholarship by the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (H.F.R.I.) under the “4th Call for H.F.R.I. Scholarships to PhD Candidates”. According to the Final Ranking Table of Applications submitted in the Scientific Area SA. 3. “Life Sciences (Medicine and Health Sciences)”, listed by descending total score, the application was ranked 10th out of a total of 223 applications and was graded by the Evaluation Committee with 94/100 (Excellent).
The title of her PhD is “Mathematical models for the study of infectious diseases using social contact data”. The objective is to assess contacts patterns in the population of Greece before the pandemic as well as in periods with social distancing measures. In addition, she will develop age-structured mathematical models that take into account the age mixing of the population and can be used to assess the course of an epidemic and the impact of interventions (social distancing measures, testing-isolation of identified cases, vaccine, treatment). These models will be applied to assess the impact of measures during the COVID-19 pandemic in Greece.
The supervisor of Ms. Engeli is Associate Professor Vana Sypsa.