Area of Current Research Interests
Virology, particularly vaccinia virus, the smallpox vaccine, and how it enters and leaves cells and interferes with the innate immune system.
Jenner Fellow of the Lister Institute, 1988.
Reader in Bacteriology, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, 1989.
Resigned Lister Institute Fellowship 30.6.1989, non-stipendiary Fellowship awarded 1.7.89 – 30.6.1992.
Fleming Award from the Society for General Microbiology, 1992.
Professor of Virology, University of Oxford, 1996.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, 2000.
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, 2000.
Wellcome Trust Principal Fellowship, 2000-2019.
Professor of Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, 2000-11.
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of General Virology, 2003-2008
Fellow of the Royal Society, 2003.
Lister Institute Governing Body, 2003-2013.
Chairman, WHO Advisory Committee on Variola Virus Research, 2004-present.
MRC Infection and Immunity Board, 2004-2009
Wilhelm Feldberg Foundation Prize for Anglo-German Friendship in biological and medical science
Chairman, Virology Division, International Union of Microbiological Societies, 2005-2018.
Teaching Excellence Award, Imperial College London, 2008.
Founding Member of European Academy of Microbiologists (EAM), 2009.
Corresponding Member of the Gesellschaft für Virologie (GfV), 2010.
Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, 2011-present.
Professorial Fellow, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, 2011-present.
Member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), 2011.
President, International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), 2011-2014.
Wellcome Trust Expert Review Group, Member 2011-2014
Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board, Friedrich-Loeffler Institute, German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection 2015-19.
American Society for Microbiology – GlaxoSmithKline, International Member of the Year Award, 2012.
Member, Biomedical Panel of the Research Grant Committee of Hong Kong, 2012-2018.
Member, Research Grants Council, Hong Kong, 2015-
Member, Scientific Advisory Board Centre of Structural Systems Biology, Hamburg, Germany.
Awarded Loeffler Prize Lecture by Friedrich-Loeffler Institute/Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, Germany, 2016.
Marjory Stephenson Prize Lecture 2018, the Microbiology Society.
Awarded Leeuwenhoek Medal and Prize Lecture Royal Society, 2019.