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isirv Board Members

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Lance Jennings
isirv Chair

Clinical Virologist, Canterbury Health Laboratories (retired) &
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, University of Otago, New Zealand


John Wood
isirv Deputy Chair
National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (retired), UK


Jackie Katz
isirv Deputy Chair
Deputy Director, Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA


Rebecca Cox
isirv Secretary
Professor of Medical Virology and Head of the Influenza Centre, University of Bergen, Norway

 Eeva Broberg

Eeva Broberg

Deputy Head of the Influenza and other Respiratory Viruses Disease programme - ECDC, Stockholm

 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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Benjamin Cowling


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

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Nancy Cox

Past Director of the Influenza Division at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Director of CDC’s World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Control of Influenza


Greg Gray

NIV Group Chair
Professor at Duke University, at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, and at Duke Kunshan University in China
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Alan Hampson

Consultant, Interflu Pty Ltd, Australia

 Alan Hay - Treasurer and
Antiviral Group Chair

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Jean-Michel Héraud


Head, Virology Unit and National Influenza Center, Institut Pasteur from Madagascar, Antananarivio, Madagascar
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Aeron Hurt

WHO Influenza Collaborating Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Nelson Lee Head and Endowed Professor of Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, the Chinese University of Hong Kong


Vernon Lee


Emanuele Montomoli

Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Siena, Italy

 Barbara Rath

Barbara Rath

Epidemiology Group Chair  (ex-officio)

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


James Robertson National Institute of Biological Standards and Control, UK (retired)

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Norio Sugaya Director, Keiyu Hospital, Yokohama, Japan

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S. Mark Tompkins Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Diseases, University of Georgia, USA
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Jonathan Nguyen-Van-Tam
Editor, Influenza and other Respiratory Diseases journal (ex-officio)

Professor of Health Protection, University of Nottingham, UK 

Maria Zambon Small

Maria Zambon Director, Public Health England, UK

 Hassan Zaraket

Hassan Zaraket
Assistant Professor, American University of Beirut


isirv Honorary Vice Presidents



Geoffrey Schild Director of National Institute of Biological Standards and Control (retired), UK

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