Speaker: Professor Miles Carroll, Deputy Director, Head of Research, National Infection Service, Public Health England, will present a seminar entitled: Ebola: sequencing, molecular epidemiology, vaccines and survivors
Host: Simon Carding
Miles Carroll joined Public Health England as Deputy Director, Head of Research at Porton Down in September 2008. In his current role he is responsible for > 250 scientists and support services personnel. He also has strategic and operational control to ensure that the Department is at the forefront of translational research in the areas of emerging diseases, diagnostics and decontamination, host pathogen interactions, infectious disease vaccines and therapeutics. His current personal research portfolio includes: naturally acquired immunity to EBOV, understanding the host response to infection, development of emerging disease vaccines and the development and application of molecular epidemiology.
Miles gained his PhD from the Medical Faculty at the University of Manchester which enabled him to obtain an International Fogarty Fellowship and continue his studies on recombinant poxviruses at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, USA. On his return to the UK, Miles joined Oxford Biomedica as Vice President of Immunotherapy. At OBM Miles invented the cancer vaccine, TroVax and led the pre-clinical and Phase II development programme.
Miles has authored ~100 publications primarily in the fields of recombinant vaccines and host pathogen interactions, and is the recipient of >15 granted patents. He has served as an advisor to the commercial life sciences sector, appeared as an expert witness in European and US patent cases, and advised US Government on bio-defence issues. Miles currently serves on several Scientific Advisory Boards including the Animal and Plant Health Agency and DSTL and is honorary Professor of Vaccinology at the Medical Faculty of the University of Southampton.
All staff from organisations on the Research Park are welcome to attend.