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Professor Derek Smith

Professor Derek Smith

Director of the WHO Collaborating Centre

Head of the Centre for Pathogen Evolution


Biography:

Derek Smith’s research is focused on how pathogens evolve, to what extent this evolution is predictable, and determining public and animal health measures against such ever-changing pathogens. Derek is also a member of the Department of Virology at Erasmus Medical Centre in The Netherlands, and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Fogarty International Center at the United States National Institutes of Health. He is a member of the World Health Organization influenza vaccine strain selection committee, and is also involved in vaccine strain selection for other human and non-human pathogens.

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