Portrait Roger Kouyos

Roger Kouyos
Prof. Dr. sc. nat.

Leiter Forschung quant. Inf., Klinik für Infektionskrankheiten und Spitalhygiene


  • Quantitative approaches in infectious diseases
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • Mathematical modeling of infectious diseases


Tel. +41 44 255 36 10


Oct 2020 – ongoing University of Zurich & University Hospital Zurich, Associate Professor
Oct 2015 – Sep 2020 University of Zurich & Univ. Hosp. Zurich, Assistant Professor (SNSF Starting Grant)
Oct 2012 – Oct 2015 University of Zurich & University Hospital Zurich, Junior Group Leader (Ambizione)
Jun 2012 – Oct 2012 University of Zurich & University Hospital Zurich, Research Fellow
Dec 2010 – May 2012 Princeton University, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dec 2008 – Dec 2010 ETH Zurich, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Mar 2008 – Dec 2008 University Hospital Zurich, Alternative Service
Oct 2004 – Feb 2008 ETH Zurich, PhD
Nov 2003 – Mar 2004 Hahn-Meitner Institut, Berlin, Diploma thesis
Sep 2002 – Jun 2003 Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, visiting student
Oct 2000 – Sep 2004 ETH Zurich, Diploma in Physics

Wichtigste Mitgliedschaften

  • Swiss Society of Infectious Diseases
  • Swiss HIV Cohort Study


Our work in recent years focused on epidemiology, data science, and modeling of infectious diseases. It combines approaches from epidemiology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, evolutionary biology, and mathematical modeling. These methods were applied in close collaboration with other (clinical, theoretical, and wet-lab) research groups to questions ranging from understanding and curbing the transmission of (viral) infections to modeling the pathogenesis of and immune responses to infections. Our current work focuses on:

  • Using transmission networks for assessing and guiding prevention efforts in HIV.
  • Studying the viral genetic determinants of pathogenesis, immune responses, and comorbidities in HIV-infected individuals.
  • Integration of routinely collected clinical data into cohort studies.
  • Studying the transmission of antimicrobial resistance
  • Antiretroviral resistance in resource-limited settings


  • Associate Editor PLoS Computational Biology
  • Scientific Committee of the International Workshop on HIV and Hepatitis Observational Databases