Last update/recompile: 2023-07-18 16:28:49.587646

Welcome to the website for the course/module called Infectious Diseases, Immunology and Within-Host Models, which is part of the 2023 Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases (SISMID).

The course is taught by Andreas Handel and Paul Thomas.

Website content

The Syllabus provides a brief overview with a few logistic details.

The Schedule lists the topics, with links to materials. Some of the materials are on a separate site called Simulation Modeling in Immunology which we use as the main, permanent repository for teaching materials related to this course (and other workshops).

The Communication section provides information on how course communications are planned to happen.

The Resources section contains a listing of the main sources and materials we will be using in this course, as well as links to further resources.

The Project section has information and instructions for a - completely optional - course project you can do if you want.

Getting started

Start by briefly skimming through all pages on this website. Then go through and do everything listed in the Before course start section of the Schedule page.


We are a Module of SISMID. However, for our purposes, we refer to our module as a course or class, and use module for individual segments, which are further divided into units. We hope this is not too confusing.

By default, all links open in the current tab. You’ll likely want external ones to open in a separate tab or window. To do so, you can (with most browsers) hold the Ctrl button when clicking, or do a right-click and select open in new tab/window.