Professor Edward Holmes - University of Sydney

Professor Edward Holmes - University of Sydney

Start Time: 
Mon 03/05/2021 - 11:00 AM
End Time: 
Mon 03/05/2021 - 12:00 PM

WEHI Postgraduate Lecture series hosted by Dr Rory Bowden

Professor Edward C. Holmes FAA FRS
ARC Australian Laureate Fellow, Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases & Biosecurity, School of Life & Environmental Sciences and School of Medical Sciences, The University of Sydney

SARS-CoV-2, meta-transcriptomics, and pandemic preparedness

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Includes Q&A session


Professor Eddie Holmes is known for his work on the evolution and emergence of infectious diseases, particularly the mechanisms by which RNA viruses jump species boundaries to emerge in humans and other animals. He currently holds an ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship. He moved to the University of Sydney in 2012. He has studied the emergence and spread of such pathogens as SARS-CoV-2, influenza virus, dengue virus, HIV, hepatitis C virus, myxoma virus, RHDV and Yersinia pestis.

His previous appointments include Verne M. Willaman Chair in the Life Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University, USA, and Affiliate Member of the Fogarty International Centre (2005-2012), National Institutes of Health, USA. From 1999-2004 he was Fellow of New College, Oxford. He is also an Honorary Visiting Professor at Fudan University, Shanghai. He is the author of 629 peer-reviewed papers and two books.

Eddie is a Fellow of The Australian Academy of Science (FAA) and The Royal Society (FRS).