Dr Satyajit Rath comes with decades of experience and significant achievements in the field of immunology. He was trained as a physician and a pathologist but has subsequently worked on mechanisms involved in the development and functioning of the immune system, both in India and overseas. For many years, he was a valued faculty member at the National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi. Since his retirement, Dr Rath has been actively involved, in honorary capacities at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune, the Christian Medical College in Vellore, and the Ashoka University in Sonipat.
Dr Rath has published over 100 papers on the subject and has worked closely with the Indian Government on science and society-related policy matters. Additionally, Dr Rath is on the Editorial Board of multiple scientific journals. He also works with small companies on drug discovery ... and development, as well as with civil society groups, especially those involved in science education, and those working more broadly at the interface of science and society.
Jeffrey Almond is a visiting professor at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Oxford University and at the Department of Microbiology, University of Reading, UK. He is also a Fellow of the Oxford Martin programme on Vaccines. He has held many offices of repute and spearheaded multiple R&D programs and studies in the field of biotechnology and vaccines. Previously (1999-2014) he was Vice President and Head of Research and External R&D at Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccine division of the Sanofi group, based in Lyon, France.
Jeffrey Almond spent most of his career in the UK. He was educated at the Universities of Leeds and Cambridge, and did post-doctoral research at Sandozforschungs Institute in Vienna Austria. He was a Lecturer at the University of Leicester from 1979-85 and Professor of Microbiology and Head of the School of Animal and ...Microbial Sciences at the University of Reading, 1985-99.
In addition to serving as a member of the governing body of the Medical Research Council, he was also a key member of the UK Government’s Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee that worked on the “Mad Cow” crisis in the 1990’s. Having published over 170 scientific papers in the fields of virology and vaccinology, Prof Almond continues to contribute as a Director and Scientific Advisory member at several biotech companies in the UK, Europe and the US, public sector organisations including the National Institute of Biological Standards and Control, and the Pirbright Institute in the UK.