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ISIRV Council Members

  Name Institute

Maria Zambon Small

Maria Zambon
Director, UK Health Security Agency, UK

Lance Jennings

ISIRV Past-Chair (2013-2019)


Frederick G. Hayden

ISIRV Deputy Chair

Stuart S. Richardson Professor Emeritus of Clinical Virology and Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, Virginia,USA


Ultan Power

ISIRV Deputy Chair

Professor of Molecular Virology in Queen’s University, Belfast Northern Ireland, UK


Rebecca Cox

ISIRV Deputy Chair

Professor of Medical Virology and Head of the Influenza Centre, University of Bergen, Norway
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Alan Hay

Director/Trustee            ISIRV Treasurer

Former Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza and Visiting Scientist, Francis Crick Institute, London UK
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Janet Daly

Neglected Influenza Viruses Group-Chair
Professor in Viral Zoonoses, School of Veterinary Medicine & Science,University of Nottingham, UK
Barbara Rath

Barbara Rath

Epidemiology Group Chair 

Co-founder & Chair, Vienna Vaccine Safety Initiative and Honorary Professor, University of Nottingham School of Medicine, UK
P Openshaw
Peter Openshaw

International Respiratory Syncytial Virus Society - Chair 

Professor of Experimental Medicine, Imperial College London.

S. Mark Tompkins

Scientific Meetings Committee - Chair 
Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Georgia, USA
Mike Ison

Michael Ison

Antiviral Group - Chair

Chief, Respiratory Diseases Branch
Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (DMID/NIAID/NIH)
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Benjamin Cowling

EIC Journal of Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses

Professor, WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong

 L Broadbent 3 Lindsay Broadbent
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Vice-President of China-Japan Friendship Hospital

Director, Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, China-Japan Friendship Hospital

 Cheryl Cohen

Cheryl Cohen

Associate Professor in Epidemiology at the University of Witwatersrand and Co-head of the Centre for Respiratory Disease and Meningitis at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases,South Africa

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 Lien Anh Ha Do

Senior Research Officer, New Vaccines Group, Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), Melbourne, Australia | Honorary Fellow in Department of Paediatrics, The University of Melbourne, Australia.

Rodrigo Fasce
Rodrigo Fasce Pineda
Head of Virology Department, Public Health Institute of Chile (PHI)
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Alan Hampson

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Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, at UNSW Sydney and Respiratory Scientist at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, Australia
Dr Jude Jayamaha NIC Sri Lanka Jude Jayamaha

Consultant Virologist Department of Virology Medical Research Institute, Sri Lanka

  Erik Karlsson


Deputy Head of Virology Unit, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, Cambodia
Director, National Influenza Center of Cambodia
Director, Regional WHO H5 Reference Lab


Nelson Lee 2

Nelson Lee Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada
John McCauley John McCauley Former Director of the Worldwide Influenza Centre, Francis Crick Institute, London (retired)


Emanuele Montomoli


Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Siena, Italy

  N Sugaya

Norio Sugaya Director, Keiyu Hospital, Yokohama, Japan

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Sheena Sullivan
A/Prof, WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne. Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne.
Sylvie van der Werf 34618 Sylvie van der Werf Professor, University Paris Diderot and Head of the Molecular Genetics of RNA Viruses Unit at the Institut Pasteur
Sook San Wong Sook-San Wong Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, The University of Hong Kong


isirv Honorary Vice President

john watson        

John Watson               
Former Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, UK