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Prof. John Oxford St. Bartholomew’s, Royal London Hospital, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, Retroscreen Virology Ltd., UK1 Talk
John Oxford is Professor of Virology at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospital, Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is President and Scientific Director of Retroscreen Virology Ltd. He has coauthored two standard texts: ‘Influenza, the Viruses and the Disease’ with Sir Charles Stuart-Harris and G.C. Schild... read moreand most recently ‘Human Virology, a Text for Students of Medicine, Dentistry and Microbiology’ now in its fourth edition, published by Oxford University Press. Professor Oxford has also published 250 scientific papers. His research interest is the pathogenicity of influenza, in particular the 1918 Spanish Influenza strain, which he combines with conducting clinical trials using new influenza vaccines and antiviral drugs. This research has been featured on science television programmes recently in the UK, USA, Germany and Holland (www.retroscreen.com). He has recently been awarded communicator for the year for the flu pandemic by the Society of Applied Microbiology and top communicator by the Society of Journalists as well as a D.Sc for his research work on virology and as a science communicator.