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Institute for Life Sciences

CES Seminar: Ebola; response, sequencing, vaccines and survivors Event

Ebola, Credit: Maurizio De Angelis
Time:
12:00 - 13:00
Date:
29 June 2016
Venue:
Southampton General Hospital, Level F South Block, Room LF8

For more information regarding this event, please email Adam Corres at IfLSAdmin@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

Presented by Professor Miles Carroll, the Deputy Director and Head of Research at the National Infection Service, Public Health England, Porton Down.

 

Summary: Miles Carroll joined Public Health England as Deputy Director, Head of Research at Porton Down in September 2008. In his current role he is responsible for > 250 scientists and support services personnel. He also has strategic and operational control to ensure that the Department is at the forefront of translational research in the areas of emerging diseases, diagnostics and decontamination, host pathogen interactions, infectious disease vaccines and therapeutics.

Miles gained his PhD from the Medical Faculty at the University of Manchester which enabled him to obtain an International Fogarty Fellowship and continue his studies on recombinant poxviruses at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, USA. On his return to the UK, Miles Joined Oxford Biomedica as Vice President of Immunotherapy. At OBM Miles invented the cancer vaccine, TroVax and led the pre-clinical and Phase II development programme.

Miles has authored >60 publications primarily in the field of recombinant vaccines and emerging diseases, and has >10 granted patents. He has acted as an advisor to several biotech companies, appeared as an expert witness in both European and US patent cases. He also serves on the Scientific Review Boards of both Animal and Plant Health Institute (Weybridge) and Defence Science and Technology Laboratories. Miles is honorary Professor of Vaccinology at the Medical Faculty of the University of Southampton.

Image credit: 'Ebola structure', Welcome Images, credited to Maurizio De Angelis, Creative Commons licence.

Speaker information

Professor Miles Carroll,National Infection Service, Public Health England, Porton Down,Deputy Director, Head of Research, National Infection Service

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