This Jenner Seminar is hosted by the Institute for Vaccine Design, an Oxford Martin Institute and the Jenner Institute
Speaker: Prof Tony Fooks, Head of the Rabies and Wildlife Zoonoses Group, Veterinary Laboratories Agency, Weybridge
Biography: Tony Fooks leads the Rabies and Wildlife Zoonoses Group at the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (National Reference Laboratory for rabies). He completed his PhD in 1994 investigating the interaction between morbilliviruses and the immune system. He worked at the Centre for Applied Microbiology and Research before joining the VLA in 2000 to head the rabies group. Since 2004, he has acted as an associate editor for Epidemiology and Infection. He is a member of the editorial boards for BMC Veterinary Research and the International Journal of Biomedical Science. He is a scientific advisor to The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Since 2002, he was appointed director of a World Health Organisation Communicable Disease Surveillance and Response Collaborating Centre for the characterisation of rabies and rabies-related viruses and in 2006, he was appointed an OIE Reference Expert for Rabies. His principal interests include zoonotic viral diseases.