Professor Jürgen Haas is the Head of Infection Medicine and Professor for Viral Genomics at the University of Edinburgh. He is also an honorary NHS consultant Virologist at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh. After undergraduate studies in Medicine and Biology, he performed postdoctoral trainings at Munich and Harvard University, followed by a medical specialist training in Microbiology at the Universities of Heidelberg and Munich. Before he joined the University of Edinburgh in 2006, he has been Associate Professor at the University of Munich.
Sir John Skehel FRS FMedSci, is a world leader in influenza research for which he has received many awards. He headed the WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza and was Director of the National Institute of Medical Research in London for almost 20 years. He is currently Vice President and Biological Secretary of The Royal Society and an Emeritus professor at The Francis Crick Institute, London.
Dr Richard Webby is a Member of the Department of Infectious diseases at St Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Studies on the Ecology of Influenza in Animals. He has a basic research program, funded by ALSAC, the fundraising arm of St Jude, and the US National Institutes of Health, that focuses on influenza viruses at the human-animal interface. His expertise is in influenza virology and he has substantial experience in in vivo and in vitro models of influenza virus replication, pathogenicity, and transmission.
Professor Moira Whyte OBE FRCP FMedSci FRSE is the Sir John Crofton Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Edinburgh. She is Vice-Principal and Head of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Science at the University of Edinburgh, and former Director of the Medical Research Council Centre for Inflammation Research.