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The Pirbright Institute



The Pirbright Institute is a world leading centre of excellence in research and surveillance of virus diseases of farm animals and viruses that spread from animals to humans. Working to enhance capability to contain, control and eliminate these economically and medically important diseases, the Institute's highly innovative fundamental and applied bioscience contributes to global food security and health, improvin...


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Bryan Charleston
Institute Director
Andrew White
Director of Risk & Assurance
Helen Watts
Director of Finance & Company Secretary
Louise Barton
Head of Science Administration
Simon Carpenter
Head of Institute Core Capability Grant (CCG)
Ana Corral
Head of Quality Management
John Hammond
Head of Programme, Enhanced Host Responses for Disease Control
Graeme Harkess
Head of Bio-Risk and Site Biosafety Officer (BSO)
Teresa Maughan
Head of Communications
Lynda Moore
Head of Academic Affairs and Training
Chris Overton
Head of Information Services
Fiona Sirkett
Head of Human Resources
Toby Tuthill
Head of Programme: Understanding and Preventing Viral Diseases
Chris Netherton
Group Leader, Bioimaging, Cell Biology, Molecular Virology, Vaccinology, Virology
Linda Dixon
Group Leader of Cell Biology, Vaccinology, Virology
Luke Alphey
Group Leader, Arthropod Genetics
Erica Bickerton
Group Leader, Avian Endemic Viruses
Shahriar Behboudi
Group Leader for Avian Immunology, Immunology, Vaccines, Virology
Munir Iqbal
Group Leader, Avian Influenza
Pippa Hawes
Group Leader, Bioimaging
Katy Moffat
Group Leader, Flow Cytometry and Cell Sorting Facility
Holly Shelton
Group Leader, Influenza Viruses
Pip Beard
Group Leader, Large DNA Viruses
Julian Seago
Group Leader, Molecular Virology
Isabelle Dietrich
Group Leader, Mosquito Immunology
Elma Tchilian
Group Leader, Mucosal Immunology
Helena Maier
Group Leader, Nidovirus-cell Interactions
Carrie Batten
Group Leader, Non-vesicular Disease Reference Laboratory
Karin Darpel
Group Leader, Orbivirus Research
Simon Graham
Group Leader, Porcine Reproductive & Respiratory Syndrome Immunology
Simon Gubbins
Group Leader, Transmission Biology
Jaroslaw Krzywinski
Group Leader, Vector Molecular Biology
Don King
Head of the Vesicular Disease Reference Laboratory Group
Dalan Bailey
Group Leader, Viral Glycoproteins
Venugopal Nair
Head of the Viral Oncogenesis, Viral Oncogenesis
Kevin Maringer
Group Leader, Flavivirus Transmission & Pathogenesis
Susan Williams
Head of Finance
Anna Lawton
Head of Health Safety & Environment
Wilhelm Gerner
Group Leader, Immunology, Vaccinology, T-cell Biology
Trevor Sweeney
Group Leader, Viral Gene Expression

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