Dr John McCauley

UK Clinical Vaccine Network Conference
Wednesday 12th - Thursday 13th June 2024

Dr John McCauley

Dr John McCauley has recently retired from the Francis Crick Institute and was Director of the Worldwide Influenza Centre at the Institute in London from September 2009 to October 2022. The centre is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Infuenza and works with WHO National Influenza Centres across the globe and other WHO Collaborating Centres for Influenza. Together they guide recommendations on the composition for seasonal influenza vaccines and vaccine viruses prepared from zoonotic influenza viruses for pandemic preparedness purposes.

The Worldwide Influenza Centre (WIC) has been part of WHO’s Global Influenza Surveillance and Response System (formerly the Global Influenza Surveillance Network) since its formalisation in 1952. For the first six decades WIC was based at the Medical Research Council National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), which become part of the Francis Crick Institute in 2015. Dr McCauley joined NIMR in 2006 and prior to that he was a group leader at the Institute for Animal Health in the UK, where he worked on influenza viruses of animals, bovine viral diarrhoea virus and swine vesicular disease virus.

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