Mathematics, Genomics and Prediction in Infection and Evolution

The MAGPIE research group develops mathematical models of infectious disease and builds tools connecting sequence data to ecology and evolution.  

COVID-19 Research

Research Projects

Our Team

In the Media

  • February 02, 2021

    MAGPIE Director and Canada 150 Research Chair, Caroline Colijn, was announced as a recipient of the Radio Canada Scientist of the Year prize for 2020 alongside three other mathematicians for her work to model the impact of physical distancing on the infection curve in British Columbia.

  • April 14, 2021

    Simon Fraser University mathematics professor Caroline Colijn will co-lead a new, national infectious disease modeling network that will inform decisions related to public health threats and better prepare Canada for future pandemics.

Recent Publications

Modelling the impact of household size distribution on the transmission dynamics of COVID-19 (28 April, 2021)

Pengyu Liu, Lisa McQuarrie, Yexuan Song and Caroline Colijn

Importance of COVID-19 vaccine efficacy in older age groups (8 April, 2021)

Manish Sadarangani, Bahaa Abu Raya, Jessica M.Conway, Sarafa A.Iyaniwura, Rebeca Cardim Falcao, Caroline Colijn, DanielCoombs and SorenGantt

Estimation of SARS-CoV-2 antibody prevalence through integration of serology and incidence data (March 28, 2021)

Liangliang Wang, Joosung Min, Renny Doig, Lloyd T Elliott and Caroline Colijn