Scientific Committee Chairs

Wolfgang Preiser
Scientific Committee Chair

Head: Division of Medical Virology
Department of Pathology
Faculty of Health Sciences
Stellenbosch University and National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS)
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Stacey Schultz-Cherry
Scientific Committee Co-Chair

Associate Member
Department of Infectious Diseases
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, TN, USA


Scientific Committee

Wendy Barclay
Chair in Influenza Virology
Imperial College London
London, United Kingdom

Fred Hayden
Professor of Medicine
Stuart S. Richardson Professor of Clinical Virology
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA, USA

Jackie Katz
Immunology and Pathogenesis Branch
Influenza Division
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Disease
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Anne Kelso
WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza
Victoria, Australia

Stephen Ludwig
Professor, Doctor
University of Muenster
Muenster, Germany

Jeffrey Mphahlele
Professor and Head
Department of Virology
University of Limpopo
Medunsa, South Africa

Arnold Monto
Professor of Epidemiology
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Kristen Nicol
Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota
Associate Chief of Staff for Research
Minneapolis VA Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN, USA

Albert Osterhaus
Head, Department of Virology
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Malik Peiris
Centre of Influenza Research
School of Public Health
University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong SAR, China

Vincent Richard
Chef d’Unité
Epidémiologie (Unité)
IPM - Institut Pasteur de Madagascar

Derek Smith
University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Maritje Venter
Associate Professor
Head, Respiratory Virus Unit, National Influenza Centre
National Institute for Communicable Diseases &Respiratory and Zoonotic Virus Programme
Department of Medical Virology
University of Pretoria
Sandringham, South Africa

Veronika Von Messling
Director and Professor
Veterinary Medicine Division
Langen, Germany

Sylvie van der Werf
Director of Molecular Genetics of RNA
Institut Pasteur
Paris, France

Maria Zambon
Director, Reference Microbiology Services
Microbiology Services Division: Colindale
Health Protection Agency
London, United Kingdom