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Organisation profile

Organisation profile

PandemiX – Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Pandemic Signatures – is a Center of Excellence funded by The Danish National Research Foundation (DNRF). We are an interdisciplinary research center that studies pandemics in all their inherent complexity. The Center’s overall research objective is to investigate the signature features of COVID-19 and pandemics of the past, to better understand both and to better prepare for future pandemics.

Pandemics have afflicted humanity throughout recorded history. When new diseases emerged, acquired immunity in the human population and evolutionary changes in the pathogens brought the ensuing pandemics to an end. As scientific tools to understand and reduce the harms from pandemics have improved, the study of pandemics has expanded from history and demography to also encompass quantitative research in fields such as population biology and applied mathematics.

PandemiX unites studies of the historical and contemporary record of experienced pandemics in a radically interdisciplinary environment. By taking such a wide view, we strive to make breakthroughs not hitherto possible or attempted, ranging from a profound understanding of how to control transmission in the short run, to how best to secure robust population immunity in decades to come. The PandemiX Center will give rise to a new field, pandemiology, home to a growing cadre of interdisciplinary researchers ready to address the inevitable next pandemic. 

Roskilde University (RUC) Department of Science and Environment (DSE), is the host institution of the PandemiX Center. Furthermore, PandemiX has an office suite at Statens Serum Institute (SSI). 

Keywords

  • Health, Medicine
  • Mathematics, Mathematics didactics, Mathematical modelling, Statistics

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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