Scientific Advisory Board

Emeritus Prof. Stanley Plotkin (USA)

Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board

Emeritus Professor of Wistar Institute and University of Pennsylvania

Principal, Vaxconsult

Dr. Stanley Plotkin, Emeritus Professor of Wistar Institute and University of Pennsylvania, developed the rubella vaccine now used worldwide and has worked extensively on the development and application of other vaccines including polio, rabies, varicella, rotavirus and cytomegalovirus. Dr Plotkin has held senior positions at the Epidemic Intelligence Service, U.S. Public Health and with Sanofi Pasteur. He wrote over 700 articles, and has edited several books including Vaccines, now the standard textbook in the field.

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Prof. Claire-Anne Siegrist (Switzerland)

Member

Director of the Center of Vaccinology of the University Hospitals of Geneva 

Head of the WHO Collaborating Center for Vaccine Immunology

Prof. Claire-Anne Siegrist is the Director of the Center of Vaccinology of the University Hospitals of Geneva (Switzerland), and Head of the WHO Collaborating Center for Vaccine Immunology. She is also an advisor to committees for immunization in Switzerland, the UK and WHO (Strategic Advisory Group of Experts), including for Pertussis Vaccines. Professor Siegrist has contributed to a large number of scientific publications in the field of infectious diseases and vaccine immunology.

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Dr. Nicole Guiso (France)

Member

Former Research Unit Head at the Institut Pasteur, Paris

Former Director of the French National Center of Reference for Pertussis

Dr. Nicole Guiso is the former Head of the Institut Pasteur Research Unit, Molecular Prevention and Therapy of Human Diseases, Paris (France), and Director of the French National Center of Reference for Pertussis and other bordetelloses and for toxinogenic corynebacteria. She was an advisor to the Pertussis and Diphtheria working groups of the French committee for immunization and was appointed as expert of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts working group on Pertussis Vaccines. Dr Guiso wrote over 300 articles in the field of infectious diseases and directed studies of several post-graduate students, post-doctoral investigators and trainees.

Prof. Adam Finn (UK)

Member

Professor of Paediatrics, University of Bristol

Honorary Consultant Paediatrician, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Professor Adam Finn is Professor of Paediatrics and Lead for the Infection & Immunity Research Network at the University of Bristol, and Clinical Research Lead Children, Genetics, Haematology, Reproductive Health and Childbirth for the NIHR Clinical Research Network: West of England. He is also an Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and heads the Bristol Children's Vaccine Centre. He is Chair of the WHO European Technical Advisory Group of Experts (ETAGE) on Immunization and an ex officio member of the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts. He is a member of the UK Department of Health Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) and President of the European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases (ESPID).